Designer: Tim Kennedy
Company: Ashton Drake
Story Card Edit
The weather outside the theater is frightful: cold, wet--winter at its worst. But once inside and the film begins--and the smell of popcorn and weather-dampened coats is overpowered by the imagined scent of sweet summer blossoms for a couple of glorious hours.
Gene's latest hit, Somewhere Summer, is nearing its end. There, onscreen, is Gene, standing in a beautiful rose garden. A soft breeze ruffles her dotted dress as she waits. Will be be there to keep his promise to sweep her away where it's somewhere summer?
No sign of him. A drop of rain falls. Then another. Soon a chilling rain engulfs the garden--and Gene. And the sniffing from the audience is more than just midwinter colds.
Gene turns to leave the garden, blinded by the rain and her tears. Suddenly, she hears the sound of running feet and her name being shouted. She stops; her fingertips fly to her rose-red lips. She turns. There he is. She rushes to him through the downpour.
As his arms encircle her and he draws her close, she smiles through her tears. For it is then she realizes that, no matter what the weather is outside, when you find true love, the place that's "somewhere summer" is always in your heart.
And somehow, when the audiences leave the theater, the damp city streets seem to give off a special warm glow.