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The Undeniable Sound of Right Now

by Laura Eason

directed by BJ Jones

May 2 – June 16

Playing Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 pm
Call 773.338.2177 to make your reservation.
Chicago, 1992. The city and its culture are changing, but grungy old Hank’s Bar isn’t. The “soulless” noise of electronic music is on the rise. Hank, proprietor of a legendary rock club, must battle the rising tide of The Next Big Thing as it threatens to destroy his legacy and fracture his family. Raven presents the Chicago premiere of Laura Eason’s poignant and potent portrait of those who can change with the times and those who get left behind.

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    "Whether you are a long-time fan of rock music or just enjoy a good family drama, The Undeniable Sound of Right Now offers a little something for everyone."

    Lauren Katz, Picture This Post
  • "Beautifully directed."
    "A kaleidoscope of graffiti and grunge"

    Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
  • "Thick with nostalgia"
    "Rich in Chicago-style character."

    Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
    "Supported by a stellar cast and crew, on and off stage, the result is a moving mediation on getting older."

    Kevin Curran, Chicago Theatre Review
  • " have yourself the full, unwashed rock experience."

    Amanda Finn, Newcity Stage
  • "An excellent cast and BJ Jones’ direction make the Raven Theatre production a thoroughly enjoyable outing"

    Nancy Bishop, Third Coast Review
  • "There is so much to like about The Undeniable Sound of Right Now."

    Reno Lovison, Chicago Theatre and Arts


Dana Black (Bette)
Jeff Mills (Hank)
Casey Morris (Joey)
Lindsay Stock (Lena)
Henry Greenberg (Nash)
Christopher Acevedo (Toby)


Adrienne Matzen (u/s Bette)
Nate Smith (u/s Joey)
Natalie Santoro (u/s Lena)
Samuel Pate (u/s Nash)
Jacob Fjare (u/s Toby)

Creative Team

BJ Jones (Director)
Laura Eason (Playwright)
Wilhelm Peters (Stage Manager)
Izumi Inaba (Costume Designer)
Heather Gilbert (Lighting Designer)
Lindsay Jones (Sound Designer)
Jeffrey D. Kmiec (Set Designer)
Lacie Hexom (Props Designer)
Bek Lambrecht (Technical Director)
Eli Newell (Assistant Director)
Eileen Rozycki (Scenic Artist)
Eric Backus (Assistant Sound Designer)
Andy Kloubec (Master Electrician)
Claire Chrzan (Master Electrician)
Kanome Jones (Casting Director)

Call 773.338.2177 to make your reservation.