This Will Be Our Year was selected as part of the 2020 She NYC Arts/ She LA Arts Theatre Festival. The Festival was due to open at the Zephyr Theater this summer, but due to COVID has switched to a virtual, online festival.
THIS WILL BE OUR YEAR, was instead performed virtually, using an innovative approach by pre-recording with Zoom. The show was streamed on Friday, July 17th.
MacLean’s latest play, THIS WILL BE OUR YEAR, is a rock and roll Greek tragedy about a star-crossed, toxic love affair between a British rock star and a New York designer. In this modern tale of love and longing, Hugo and Gen, over the span of ten years, are cursed to destroy each other’s lives. This is the second from MacLean’s Zombies Plays Trilogy – plays based on songs by the 60’s rock group The Zombies. Each play examines relationships from a different toxic theme.
Meet Hugo. Millions of girls want him. He could have any of them. But he wants Gen. Meet Gen. She’s not a people person. That is until she meets a certain person. And she wants Hugo. Hugo and Gen are perfect together, but can’t be together. Year after year they keep trying and it just might kill them. Watch them destroy each other.
The play was directed and edited by award-winning director/writer and Artistic Director of No Pants Theatre, Jason Weiss. It starred Rob Nagle as Hugo, Ali MacLean as Gen, as well as Sharon Houston, Will Doughty, Wes McGee, and Megan Duffy rounding out the cast.
The show also featured original music, including an original song with lyrics by Ali MacLean and music by Jason Weiss.
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