Forever Plaid

Institute History

  • 1992 January Screenwriters Lab


FOREVER PLAID is the story of a really square semi-professional Harmony guy group from the late fifties/early sixties who are killed in a freak accident, on their way to their first professional gig. This accident occurs on the night that the Beatles make their U.S. debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. The group gets one chance to return to earth to fulfill their dream in 1992.

Even in their own time period, they were misfits and loveable losers. Their dreams were unfulfilled. They were cut off in the middle of rehearsing their finale and stopped mid-chord. Their souls have never been at rest and they have been waiting for the precise moment to come back so that they may be at peace for all eternity.

Now, thrust back to earth they get their second chance. First they must deal with the 90’s and fight for their dream. During their return, they realize that they weren’t failures, for they had success through the joy of their music. On earth, they discover love and romance, as well as achieving fame. Once accomplished, they must return to the cosmos to watch over the earth as “guardians of harmony.”

The musical “FOREVER PLAID” is now in its second year off-Broadway and is currently playing in four other cities.


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