Liner Notes for "Forever Hold Your Peace":
Forever Hold Your Peace premiered in January of 1992 and ran for four months, with most performances being sold out. In fact, the show was so popular that it returned for three more runs, each featuring refinements and revisions, which resulted in this final version of the show, edited from four performances recorded during August of 2007. As always, the many residents of Dumpster, Texas, were played by Radio Music Theatre’s three-member resident company…Vicki Farrell, Rich Mills, and writer/director Steve Farrell.
Forever Hold Your Peace is one of the shows most commonly selected by Fertle fans as their favorite. Like all RMT comedies, it was designed to stand alone, so that first-timers could enjoy it without having seen the earlier shows in the Fertle Family series. However, it offered a lot of new twists for RMT’s diehard fans, making the first references to “little baby owls” (owl references were later added to all Fertle shows), introducing the character of Braxton Hix (Lou Fertle’s high school nemesis), and finally uniting Uncle Al and Gwenda (who had been flirting with Al since the death of his first wife, Orabella).