A follow-up to his novel, "America's Heartbeat," author Dennis Miller will present a readers theater production and Uniroyal film, "What Happened to Brian?", at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at The Local Store, 205 N. Dewey St.

The show is based on his book, which describes what it's like when a plant closes down, such as the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co.'s impact on the Eau Claire community when it shut its doors in June 1992. The book's main character is Brian Chandler.

Though Chandler may or may not be a fictional character, his story is a similar one many faced after the plant closed: what to do next and where to work? 

Miller was asked many of these questions about Chandler after the book was published, and he's hoping to answer them and explore the plant closing's impact on the community with this production. 

The show is free and open to the public.