THIS WILL BE OUR YEAR a rock-n-roll romance
Have you ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn’t have fallen in love with?
Ali adapted her play about rock-star crossed lovers, This Will Be Our Year, into a musical, collaborating with rock singer Craig Finn from the band The Hold Steady.
This Will Be Our Year is a rock-n-roll Greek tragedy about a star-crossed love affair between Hugo, a British rock star and Gen, a New York designer.
The story tackles addiction, toxic love, and fate. Someone recently called it Sid and Nancy meets Notting Hill. but they call it A Star is Born meets The Last Five Years and American Idiot.
Hugo’s band, May Day, serves as an indie rock Greek chorus, playing out Hugo’s emotional soundtrack at different stages of their lives – and a decade of ever-changing music in the late 90s and early aughts.
“Riveting and heartbreaking. This Will be Our Year is the perfect tragedy”
“An incredible piece of theatre.”
“This play draws you in like a romantic comedy then punches you in the gut like the tragedy it ultimately is. Yet we still hold out hope for Hugo and Gen.”
“A Devastating portrait of unrequited love replete with beauty, pain, humanity, and humor. With wickedly funny, rapid-fire dialogue, Ali creates a star-crossed pair who are destined to love each other as fiercely as they push each other away–and yet we root for them from start to finish.”
“If you hate rom coms with a passion, still secretly believe in love, but will shiv someone before admitting it, this is the show for you.”
“An incredibly gripping and meticulous implosion.”
“MacLean, with brutal honesty, draws us into the decade long affair between sexy Brit rocker Hugo and sassy American love interest, Gen.”
“Hugo and Gen are packed with humor, passion, guilt, selfishness, need, longing, and most of all, love. You root for them, want to warn them, love to weep with them. This play stays with you.”