April 24, 2018: The Keegan Theatre presents the Washington, DC premiere of Laura Eason’s hilarious and heartbreaking play THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW on May 5, 2018. Directed by Brandon McCoy, the play features a stellar cast with Chris Stezin, Susan Marie Rhea, Jessie Power, Josh Sticklin, Kevin Hasser, and Ryan Sellers.
It’s 1992. Chicago. Hank is struggling to keep his legendary rock club going amid changing times and changing tastes. A nimble-fingered guitarist in his own right, Hank is famous for launching kick ass rock bands for 25 years, 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 crackles with life and comedy amid changing times and changing tastes.
Laura Eason is a screenwriter and playwright. She is best known for four seasons on the Netflix drama, “House of Cards” (WGA Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, Emmy Nomination for Drama Series) and her more than twenty produced plays and adaptations. They include Sex with Strangers (Second Stage, New York; Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago; Hampstead Theatre, London; Sydney Theatre, AU; Blackwing Productions, Buenos Aires, AR; one of the most produced plays in the U.S. in 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons with over fifty separate productions) and Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days (director of world premiere at Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago; Baltimore Centerstage; KC Rep; St. James Theater, London, Royal Exchange, Manchester; New Vic, Stoke; 18 city UK tour including London’s Cadogan Hall in 2017). Laura is a long-time Ensemble Member and the former Artistic Director of Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago.
THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW runs May 5, 2018, through May 27, 2018. The press opening is Tuesday, May 8, 2018. This is Keegan Theatre’s 21st season performing in Washington, DC.