All the events in this opera are real... The names have been changed to protect the innocent...

This clown troupe comes into town...and immediately the head clown gives everyone a headache with that damn drum... He gives them information on the play for tonight and later states that he'll kill anyone messing with his wife...

Another clown tries to mess with his wife...and she slaps him sillier thanhe already is... Later when he catches her with one of the townspeople...he tells the head clown who is not only putting on makeup...but obviousy cutting onions for the meal because he's crying like mad...

The play comes in and they're almost on track until the head clown hears a line that sets him off BIG TIME... It ends up with him killing his wife and her lover...

The suspect (I. Pagliacci) has been found guilty of two counts of first degree murder and is now serving his sentence at San Quentin...