So friend Kathleen and I had between us seen most of the Christmas productions around town. Looking for a new adventure, we decided on Price Hill’s Covedale Theater production of Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings, and to go with that, we dined at Price Hill Chili.
I’m sure I ate at Price Hill Chili in the early 60s when I lived there. And I’ve seen and heard about it many times since then, since it is the heart of neighborhood, especially the politics side of the Hill. It’s a building that’s been added on to, and so it winds around inside – interesting for those of us directionally challenged who can’t tell left from right. Just added to the adventure! I had a great Greek omelet and homemade home fries.
Then we wandered up the street to the theater (a great women’s bathroom, by the way). We hadn’t seen Forever Plaid at the Showboard Majestic, but picked up the story line from the program. So these keep coming back from heaven because they want the glory they didn’t get while they were here before…and this time, it’s Christmas they want to share with all of us. The singing was good – the most fun for me, though, was the wacky physical comedy that filled the entire second act – more slapstick than musical – and these guys really excelled at that! Plus they are all currently in CCM at UC, 3 of them seniors, and have worked together before. Which explained how the split-second timing worked so well. And full props to the piano player, who was also the director.
And a good time was had by all.