Anita Stolichnaya tells the children before they rehearse first act about

about the night prohibition ended on this day in 1933. “Af curse, prohibition, never stopped me. Mr. B. and me, you know children we used to get drunk always, he had the boys cart it around for him. prohibition, I didn’t know what they were talking about, until we were getting drunk… in the gulag or what do you call it here?… the pokey.”