The Bow Wow Club – Synopsis
(Six men- Four Women)
The infamous Bow Wow Club achieved their reputation with girls as teenagers growing up in Harlem in the late seventies and early eighties. It is twenty years later and the five members of the group have not been together in the same place at the same in that long. Fun loving, gregarious, Kirk Bright and his wife Dee invite the Bow Wow Club to their new home for a Fourth of July reunion. Kirk, who still lives in the past, thinks that the weekend will be filled with reminiscing about the good old days. What he has not contemplated is that, all of the members of the club have changed, including him. Outspoken, volatile, Sal Anderson is married to Bev and they are still grieving over the death of their son, just eighteen months earlier to a policemen’s bullet. To further the pain only one member of the club, Kirk, attended the funeral. Alex Earle, the former fat kid, is now a re-invented Afrocentric professor who attends the reunion with his white bohemian pregnant wife, Freida. The charismatic Lester McMichael is now a super star entertainer and flies in from France with his twenty – year old super-model girlfriend, Loita. Chuck Hooter has not been seen in years. His secret is unveiled when he comes to the reunion with his white male lover, Perry. Chuck’s lifestyle choice and the fact that only one member of the club attended Julius’ funeral, creates the major tidal waves that test their friendships. Questions about all their lives are brought to the forefront as more than fire works explode, before these friends realize how much they still need each other for survival in today’s world.