Waterford Dramatic Society presented a curious choice of play, a bitter-sweet comedy from 70’s America, looking back from a small town where in the 50’s a group of hopeful dreamers The Disciples of James Dean met in a Woolworth’s 5 and Dime story to celebrate and idolise their hero.

Written by Ed Graczyk and first produced in 1976 to little or no reviews but in 1980 Robert Altman gave it a New York run, with even more mixed reviews prior to his movie version in 1982. Altman had Sandy Dennis, Cher and Kathy Bates and Karen Black in the movie.