The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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May 25, 2014

Palestine Community Theatre to present 'Forever Plaid'

PALESTINE —

Members of the Palestine Community Theatre are bringing to the stage of the Texas Theater what they hope to be a successful combination of comedy, harmony — and plaid, with their one-weekend performance of “Forever Plaid.”

Forever Plaid is a 1950s music revue that centers on four male singers killed in a car crash on the way to their first big concert. Members of the group have been revived for a posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.

This comedic addition to the PCT's 2014 season line-up is being presented to help raise funds for the Texas Theater facade restoration project.

The cast includes John Lamb, Larry Weber, Scott Bossier and young PCT alum Jared Cook, who has returned home to Palestine after his recent graduation from Texas A&M medical school for this special performance at the Texas Theater.

“While all his medical school buddies went to Europe for the spring, Jared just wanted to be in a show at the Texas Theater,” Cook's father Michael Cook said. “So the PCT is adding this performance to their season lineup to help raise funds for the facade restoration project and to give Jared the opportunity to sing his heart out before he moves to Birmingham, Alabama to complete his residency.”

As part of opening night events, the PCT is hosting a Plaid Party, inviting attendees to “dust off their old plaid suit or find some new plaid duds” and join the theatre for a complimentary wine and cheese reception at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 30 at the theater.

Performances of Forever Plaid take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29 through Saturday, May 31, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 1. A reception also will be held at 6:30 p.m. prior to the Thursday performance.

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