Forever Plaid

By Stuart Ross

Directed by Molly Watkins
April 24-27 and April 29-May 4, 2008
The Playhouse on Main

Featuring – James Comans, Brian Hawkins, Thomas La Foe, and Lyle Tate,
with Carole Sorenson

Once upon the time, on February 9th 1964, a semi professional harmony group was on their way to their first big gig at the airport Hilton cocktail bar, Fusill-Lounge. While driving in their cherry-red 1954 Mercury convertible, they were rehearsing their finale, "Love Is a Many Splendor Thing." They were just getting to their favorite E flat diminished seventh chord when they were slammed broadside by a school bus filled with eager Catholic teens from out of Harrisburg. The teens were on their way to witness the Beatles make their U.S. television debut on the Ed Sullivan show, and miraculously escaped uninjured.

The harmony group, however, was killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end, that the story of Forever Plaid begins....

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