In 1963, the night before the 18 years old "Birdlace" Eddie and his friends are shipped to Vietnam. They play a dirty game called 'Dogfight': all of them seek a woman for a party, and who finds the most ugly one, wins a prize. Eddie finds the lonesome pacifist Rose working in a coffee shop. She's happy to accompany him - but then she sees through the game. However by this time he already learned to like her, so he follows her home. Will he manage to win her heart despite their differences?
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Did You Know?
Was adapted as a stage musical that played a limited engagement in the summer of 2012. Theatre performers Derek Klena and Lindsay Mendez played the lead roles of Eddie and Rose, respectively. See more
Edward Birdlace says his birthday, November 26, is coming up "next Monday". In 1963 - when the scene was set - November 26 (four days after JFK's assassination) was on a Tuesday. See more
How'd you like to eat my shit?
Features The Immoral Mr. Teas
Written by Van Morrison
Published by Songs of Polygram International, Inc.
Performed by Van Morrison
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more