Canada-U.S. theatre company explores The Beatles and unique Quebec border town

Posted In: News Date:May 18th, 2019

Sitting half in Stanstead, Que., and half in Derby Line, Vt., the Haskell Free Library and Opera House has long been an international meeting place, where Canadian and American citizens can mingle freely across the border line drawn on the floor — as long as they return to the proper country afterwards.

But the most talked-about meeting in the border-straddling Victorian-style building is one that never happened at all.

When writer Ross Murray moved to Stanstead in 1992, he became fascinated with an outlandish local legend that The Beatles had almost met at the Opera House in the early 1970s to discuss a reunion tour.