"Elvis is Dead" had a reading through Weird Sisters and New York Performance Works in 1998. It was also part of Ensemble Studio Theater's Octoberfest of New Plays in 2000 with Abigail Zealy Bess directing. Daryl Roth was very interested in a full production then 9-11 happened. Influenced by Edward Albee's 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' and the plays of Beth Henley, it explores Southern culture in the 1980's during the AIDS epidemic and the gay culture of the time including transgenderism. Set in Birmingham, Alabama in the 80's at a PTA meeting, old beliefs and fantasies die hard but #Lovewins.