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Does settling down mean selling your soul?
Singer/songwriter Heimvey and his band have been on the road for years, living their middle-aged version of the rock 'n' roll dream. But when they stop to visit old friends -- a former bandmate, along with an ex-girlfriend who has created a new kind of life that blends art and family -- they all begin to question the choices they made. This rollicking, irreverent musical by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award–winning hit "Passing Strange," takes wicked aim at the tradeoffs and dilemmas facing anyone trying reconcile the dreams of youth with the practical realities of grown-up life.
Middle-aged rocker Heimvey and his hip, influential, but relatively low-income band are on the road to New York City to be the opening act for a popular young group at Madison Square Garden. Their crash pad for the week happens to be the artsy, immaculate Brooklyn home where Cleo, Heimvey’s ex-girlfriend and former muse, and her art dealer/stockbroker husband, Norman, live with their precocious child. As each sees how the “other half” lives, everyone starts to itch for what someone else seems to have: a creative outlet, financial security or good water pressure. In the process of forming and fraying alliances, and a jam session or two, the boundaries between the seemingly exciting artist’s life and the supposedly boring homeowners’ lot are shuffled and shattered.