It’s the 1960s in America at the height of the Civil Rights showdown. Street-savvy Thomas, desperate for stardom, meets music student, Annie, desperate for love.
To impress his struggling family, Thomas drives a flashy borrowed car home to Pittsburgh from New York City and is involved in a minor accident. What was a fender bender in a snowstorm escalates into a confrontation with police and he becomes a fugitive.
Evading yet another Christmas family fight, Annie flees to the Pittsburgh Playhouse, bumping into Thomas afterwards and mistaking him for the star.
They’re both in the wrong place at the wrong time. But they’re dreamers. Will they give up on each other? Will Thomas’ secrets tear them apart? Or will they live up to their dreams?