ACT I Rock is a story of a young man’s first year out of high school trying to live his dream. Most of the play is him day dreaming about becoming a Rock n roller. Joel gets out of High School, loses his first job, fights with father, and leaves for some place where he can find himself. But Joel has some problems to deal with. He must leave his High School sweetheart behind. And unknown to Joel his sweetheart has other plans.
ACT II Joel finds what he thinks is the Promised Land only it is filled with questionable characters. He gets into a Hippie band that plays in a bar. Then he goes thru a break up with his sweetheart to his best friend. Trusting the wrong people he ends up taking a psychedelic drug to the point of overdose. This looks like the end for our hero.
ACT III Joel is totally overcome by the situation. He is having a bad trip. Then he remembers words from home, things his mother told him. He has a revelation which he learns the true meaning of the word Rock. During the climax the audience is drawn into the performance.
The time is 1969 during the Hippie movement. We follow Joel thru one afternoon of daydreaming about his home in Michigan. He travels in his mind across America to Anytown USA. He dreams about doing things his way but that turns out to be a nightmare.