About Always, Patsy Cline
Always...Patsy Cline is based on the true story of Patsy Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger.
Having first heard Cline on the "Arthur Godfrey Show" in 1957, Seger became an immediate and avid fan of Cline's and she constantly hounded the local disc jockey to play Cline's records on the radio.
In 1961 when Cline went to Houston for a show, Seger and her buddies arrived about an hour-and-a-half early and, by coincidence, met Cline who was traveling alone. The two women struck up a friendship that was to culminate in Cline spending the night at Seger's house--a friendship that lasted until Cline's untimely death in a plane crash in 1963.
The relationship, which began as fan worship evolved into one of mutual respect. It is the kind of relationship that many fans would like to have with their heroes.
Over a pot of strong coffee, the two women chatted about their common concerns. When Cline finally left for Dallas, her next job, the two women had exchanged addresses and telephone numbers. Seger never expected to hear from Cline again, but soon after she left, Seger received the first of many letters and phone calls from Cline. The pen-pal relationship provides much of the plot of the show.
The play focuses on the fateful evening at Houston's Esquire Ballroom when Seger hears of Cline's death in a plane crash. Seger supplies a narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing tunes that made her famous--Anytime, Walkin' After Midnight, She's Got You, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy--to name a few.
The show combines humor, sadness and reality. It offers fans who remember Cline while she was alive a chance to look back, while giving new fans an idea of what seeing her was like and what she meant to her original fans.
Wolf River Theatrical Troupe
The Wolf River Theatrical Troupe is a non-profit community theatre that has been performing since 1982.
Troupe Mission: To bring a variety of quality performing arts to our area. To encourage, support and promote community participation and appreciation of theatre and the fine arts.
Actors & Staff: The Troupe is entirely volunteer. All officers as well as productions staff receive their "rewards" in the form of camaraderie, good fun, hard work and a sense of pride. Auditions are open to all interested individuals. Behind the scenes help and craftsmen are always needed.
Annual Activities: The Troupe plans 4-6 full-length productions per year. We sponsor several Guest Artists and work with the local high schools in staging their productions and concerts. We also offer a children's summer theatre workshop entitled "Scripts, Stage and Escapades" to those ages 8-18. The children are introduced to actions, theatre history, theatre tech and production essentials. The program culminates in a production. You will also see us at various New London celebrations.