While septuagenarian Althea Witlin is showing her house to Leif, a prospective buyer, (poor health is causing her to move in with her younger sister) they come across the one 3000 piece jigsaw puzzle among her large collection that she’s been afraid to work. With his encouragement, they dump the puzzle onto a table, and thus begins a gentle, bittersweet comedy/drama about the fragility of family ties and the often much stronger bonds of friendship that lattice the final years of our lives.
Based on a true story, this sentimental, song-packed tribute is a love letter to the music of legendary country music star Patsy Cline and the unlikely bond between two women who only met once. Through a chance meeting in 1961, Cline struck up a friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger, one of her greatest fans. They exchanged letters until Cline’s tragic and untimely death in a 1963 plane crash.
Heartfelt and humorous, the show features more than two dozen of Cline’s greatest hits, including “Crazy,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “She’s Got You,” “Faded Love,” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” to name a few. You’ll fall to pieces for Patsy all over again!
Friends since childhood, Meg, Grace, Annie and Polly are waiting at Annie’s to surprise Maureen on her promotion from Miss Maureen of “The Sandbox Set” to the week-end news anchor of the “National News Service.” But before she arrives, Annie is confronted with a crisis that could potentially destroy her happy marriage. The ladies try to assure Annie that everything will be fine but she will not be comforted. During the long night that follows, pasts will be dredged up; old wounds opened; secrets and animosities revealed, but as with all close friends, facing up to unpleasant truths can be just what is needed to realize how much they truly need and love each other.
Year: 1925 Place: A private island in the Florida keys where a factory union is on strike and a tropical storm is bearing down on it. A motley crew of men and women struggle with themselves and the elements in this comedy about booze, bucks and payback with twists and turns aplenty.