About This Performance
The year is 1982. In a rust belt town, the closure of a local mill has caused unemployment to skyrocket. Marek Strnad, laid off from the place where his family had worked for generations, now spends his days in long unemployment lines and drinking on credit at the local bar. As the pressure of unemployment takes a growing financial and emotional toll, he must find a new way to take care of his colorful family who are navigating their fair share of both profound and mundane problems. Surrounded by uncertainty, they must discover what matters most in this play about family, pride, and the American dream.