In Chicago 1992, Hank is struggling to keep his legendary rock club going amid changing times and changing tastes. But when his beloved daughter, Lena, starts dating a rising-star DJ, Hank must contend with the destructive power of the Next Big Thing. Like a blast of feedback from a Fender amp, THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW brings to hilarious and heartbreaking life the moment in popular culture when Kurt and Courtney ruled, but Moby was just around the corner…
Hank - Male, late 40s/early 50s
A passionate music lover & story teller, Hank has owned a Chicago bar for over 25 years. His love of the rock music of the 60s & 70s is being challenged by the up and coming hip hop and electronica DJs of the 1990s. The only thing he loves more than music is his daughter, Lena.
Lena - Female, early to mid 20s
Hank's daughter, inherited her father's love of music but also developed the street smarts of her stepmother, Bette. While she wants to preserve the legacy of the music her father raised her on, she also sees the excitement of what her generation is experimenting with.
Toby - Male, mid to late 20s
Hank's right hand who acts as bartender, bouncer and booker. His hero worship of Hank is nearly equal to his unrequited crush on Lena.
Bette - Female, Late 40s to early 50s
Hank's ex-wife who may have left Hank after he got Lena's mother pregnant, but still embraced and helped raise Lena when her biological mother took off. Tough, can & will go toe to toe with anyone, still loves Hank.
Nash - Male, 20s
A young DJ trying to make a name for himself, who meets Lena at party and takes an immediate liking to her. He also knows who Hank is, says he was influenced by him but is also ready to step up and defend "his" music.
Joey - Male 30s
The landlord's seedy son, he wants to make a name for himself and show "the old man" that the handshake deals of yesteryear are exactly that. He's willing to do anything, including trying to get Lena to "take it out in trade" when he raises the rent.
NOTE: THESE ARE THE AGES OF THE CHARACTERS; HOWEVER, THE ACTORS PLAYING THEM DO NOT HAVE TO BE THE SAME AGE! THE ACTOR JUST NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO PLAY A CHARACTER AROUND THAT AGE!