Carthage Opera House

Carthage Opera House

During the construction of the subway lines, one of the methods used for building the tunnels was the “blast and cover” method of excavation. A trench was dug in the street, fifty feet deep at times. The track was laid, and then the trench would be capped, covered over and the street rebuilt.

During one such project, on Lower Broadway around Union Square, the trench was dug far too deeply, and de-stablized the surrounding buildings. One of the buildings, the famed Carthage Opera House, slid on its foundation, and crashed to the bottom of the trench. The excavation company in charge of that section of the track lost their contract, and the trench was filled in (eventually, another track ran near the area, but this one was built with sounder technology). The Carthage Opera house was forgotten.

However, the Underworlders discovered the nearly intact building, and have maintained it as best as they can. The velvet chairs may be a little bit musty, but there has been no sunlight to fade the carpets or wallpaper, the brass railings still gleam, and every night, there is a grand performance upon the stage of Carthage.

The Opera House has become one of the centers of entertainment in the Underworld. Many Lords travel well outside of their Domains to view performances at this plush and opulent grandedamme of the theater.

Carthage Opera House

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