Ok, so I won't quit my day
job to become an illustrator but you get the idea.
Crossing that plank would have been as terrifying as
The only way I'd get across a plank sixty feet in the air would be if dragged by the hair while blindfolded, but
Alice Kilroy managed the challenge and lived to testify about it, one of the lengthier audience testimonies to be reported.
Two Kilroy sisters went to the Mr. Bluebeard matinee at the Iroquois Theater on December 30, 1903. All the seats were sold so they purchased tickets for standing room in the third floor balcony. Both were among the lucky who survived.
Twenty-two-year-old Alice Kilroy (1881-) was a new
teacher, assigned to the Drummond school. She had
followed in the footsteps of her older sister,
Cecelia E. Kilroy (1863-1922), who taught at the
Andrew Jackson school.
They were the children of
Irish immigrants, Daniel Kilroy and Mary
The sister at the Iroquois with Alice was probably
Cecelia because, like Alice, she would have been on
The Drummond elementary school was located at
Clybourn Place and North Lincoln St. The Andrew
Jackson school was at 820 Carpenter.