I caught Final Jeopardy at the gym today, which grabbed my attention because the category was “American Theatre History.” This was the answer: “This 1943 musical was based on a 1931 play that starred Tex Ritter as a cowboy and Lee Strasberg as a peddler.” Do you know the question?
I admit that I guessed but still I got it right. The correct question begs two more questions: “What was the name of the play?” and “What was Tex’s real first name?”
And if you really like trivia, here’s a doozy of a question: “You might think Tex’s son’s second wife is related to a relatively well-known theater composer whose most famous show played in Richmond during the summer of 2006. But she isn’t! Why might you think the two are related but how can you tell they aren’t?”
The first correct answer to all four of the queries posed above (or correct question, as the case may be) gets a prize. Honest! Start Googling…