Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Get your "fix" on Saturday night: Red Green's "Duct Tape Forever"

Fans of The Red Green Show will want to put down their latest DIY project and make note of these two dates: Saturday, March 13, and Saturday, July 24.

On Saturday, March 13 at 9:30 P.M., WSBE Rhode Island PBS will air the special full-length feature, Duct Tape Forever:
Possum Lodge is taken to court by big-shot executive Robert Stiles, after his limousine is damaged while parked at the Lodge. Red and the boys are ordered to pay a $10,000 fine within ten days - or lose their beloved Lodge. While considering several methods of raising the money, Harold suggests participating in the upcoming Duct Tape Festival in Minneapolis-St. Paul. There, a contest to create 'something' made of at least 50% duct tape, will garner the third prize winner exactly $10,000. Naturally, the boys band together and go for the bronze! Before long, a large Canadian goose covered entirely with duct tape is attached to the possum van, and Red and the boys set out on their quest to save the lodge. However, Mr. Stiles has an ulterior motive, and plans to stop Red from successfully paying the fine. Consequently, what begins as an enthusiastic road trip is soon plagued with mysterious obstacles that threaten to prevent the boys from ever making it to the competition.

In addition, Red Green himself (Steve Smith) will check in with our studio hosts during the program to announce his one-man show, coming to Providence this summer. Fans will have a chance to reserve tickets to Red Green's live July 24th 'The Wit and Wisdom Tour' while watching Duct Tape Forever on Saturday night.

'The Wit and Wisdom Tour' covers Red's adventures in every day life, the great outdoors, and - most certainly - the latest and greatest use for the handyman's secret weapon, duct tape. The live performance is at 8 PM on Saturday, July 24, at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence.

This show is Red Green's only New England performance, so if you're a local fan, get your tickets early!

Red Green has more surprises planned for local fans, too. More details will be "unrolled" as we get closer to summer.

Tickets to 'The Wit and Wisdom Tour' are available through WSBE Rhode Island PBS by calling (401) 222-3636 or ONLINE.

Watch WSBE Rhode Island PBS free over the air on digital 36.1, or on paid television services: Cox, Verizon, and FullChannel cable channel 08; DirecTV 36; Dish Network 7776. Comcast subscribers in Massachusetts should check local listings for the channel number in your area.