- Hatlen Theater
$17 General Admission
$13 UCSB Student/Faculty/Staff/Alumni, Senior
a LAUNCH PAD preview production
by Idris Goodwin directed by Risa Brainin
It’s the early 1970s and the fourth largest auto company in the Midwest just laid off more than half its workers. Chuck is one of them, but he’s not worried. Chuck is convinced that “the funk” will bring prosperity. Only thing, Chuck can’t play no instrument. But somewhere in this sea of the recently unemployed and rejected—those morphine addicted Vietnam vets---those ex militants turned public servants—gear heads, burnouts, labor activists, Motown woulda coulda beens, and hustlers---somewhere in all that is Chuck’s band. This psychedelic rhythmic verse drama follows one ordinary man’s pursuit of a new working class frontier.