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  DARLENE'S DAYDREAM CAFE    DARLENE'S DAYDREAM CAFE

Book, Music & Lyrics by Vance Holmes

This musical's plot owes more than a tip of its cowboy hat to The Petrified Forest, the 1936 film in which Humphrey Bogart first wowed audiences by playing a menacing gangster who took hostage the patrons and employees at a small-town café. Here, the gangster is a guitar-playing stranger who is on the run. He decides to take cover in an Arizona roadside diner named Darlene's Daydream Café. There's much mystery as one by one, the stranger forces the diner's inhabitants to face the truth of their lives.

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