Saturday, April 22, 2006

New Beatles play onstage in Springfield, Illinois

A new stage production from playwright Robert Bartel, "Imagine - Yesterday", is to be performed at the Hoogland Center For the Arts in Springfield, Illinois on May 27th, 2006. There will be two performances of the play and after each performance, the Britles, a Beatles tribute group, will perform. Sir Paul of Livermore will also host the events and meet and greet the fans along with production cast and The Britles after each performance. A VIP dinner is also planned after each show. Robert Bartel is also the author of a soon to be released audio book called "The Beatles We Love". For more information visit A follow up printed book by the same title will be released later in 2007. This is Robert Bartel's second play based on a Beatles related theme. His first play was "All Those Years Ago", the story of George Harrison's first American visit in 1963 to Benton, IL, to visit his sister Louise Harrison Caldwell. An award-winning DVD, "George Harrison: A Beatle In Benton, IL" was released in 2005. It is featured at the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Robert Bartel has been a guest on the Beatle Years show and has also been a guest on other Beatles related shows on radio and television. He is also the owner of a large Beatles Collection along with is wife Janice, both first generation Beatles fans, who showcase their Beatles collection at Beatles events. For more information about the new play, go to


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