I Heard That Song Before
Publication Date: February 2009
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Kay Lansing grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, daughter of the landscaper to the wealthy and powerful Carrington family. One day, accompanying her father to work, six-year-old Kay overhears a quarrel between a man and a woman that ends with the man's caustic response: "I heard that song before." That same evening, young Peter Carrington drives the nineteen-year-old daughter of neighbors home from a formal dinner dance at the Carrington estate, but she is not in her room the next morning and is never seen or heard from again.
Decades later, a cloud of suspicion hangs over Peter, not only for his neighbor's disappearance but also for the subsequent drowning death of his own pregnant wife in their swimming pool. But when Kay Lansing, now a librarian in Englewood, asks Peter's permission to hold a literary benefit cocktail party on his estate, she comes to see Peter as misunderstood...and when he begins to court her, she falls in love -- and marries him. However, she soon makes a discovery that leads her to question her husband's innocence. She believes that the key to the truth lies in the identities of the man and woman whose quarrel she witnessed as a child. What she does not realize is that uncovering what lies behind these memories may cost Kay her life.
Jan Maxwell has appeared on Broadway in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sixteen Wounded, The Dinner Party, The Sound of Music, A Doll's House, Dancing At Lughnasa, " and "City of Angels." Her off-Broadway credits include performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Manhattan Theatre Club, and The Kennedy Center. On television she has been seen in numerous "Law & Order" episodes as well as PBS's "AIDS- Changing The Rules."