March 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 1984
Plank Road School
"Once in the
Highlands, the Highlands of Scotland, two weary hunters lost their way."
It is this desolate situation which Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas, two
young New Yorkers, are contemplating when the curtain rises on a misty
glen in Scotland. As the two exhausted men reflect on what they have
forsaken in the States for their present predicament, a lift in the
Highland veil reveals to them the awakening village of Brigadoon; a
village which comes into being for only one day in each century.
The strained and strange greetings of the villagers bedecked in 18th
century costumes, who have gathered in the market square to sell their
wares and to discuss the final wedding preparations of Jeannie MacLaren
and the boyish Charlie Dalrymple, are softened for Tommy by his
encounter with Jeannie's lovely sister, Fiona, and enlivened for Jeff by
his reluctant entanglement with the maid, Meg Brockie.
The blissful occasion is momentarily tinged with gloom when the fate of
Brigadoon is threatened by Harry Beaton, Jeannie's rejected suitor. And
Tommy, now burdened with the knowledge of Brigadoon's secret and
enraptured by the gentle charms of the beautiful Fiona, is confronted
with the choice of remaining forever at the side of the Scottish lass or
returning to the unsatisfying world familiar to him. At the close of the
day he is still unable to commit himself without doubt or regret to
Fiona and to Brigadoon, and leaves with Jeff for America.
Restless and unhappy in New York, Tommy finally yields to the haunting
memory of Fiona and, guided by the faith and strength of his love, finds
his way back to Brigadoon.