Welcome to 1977!


It’s Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll… Just Not In That Order

“1977” is the story of Bud, Jeff, Lorraine and Robyn, four friends trying to become rock ‘n’ roll stars in the late 70s, but somehow always missing their target. Together they find the road to fame and fortune littered with it’s fair share of obstacles for their band called “Plan 9”. From sexist bar owners, to dealing with their own families, the 1977 gang faces every day challenges in their never-ending quest for a Gold record!

Depending on part-time day jobs to help pay the bills, our quartet strides calmly day-to-day hoping that this weekend’s gig will finally bring them the big break they’ve been hoping for. If not, there’s always something good on TV.  Join in on the foursome’s comic exploits as it takes them on a grand  tour of Chicagoland’s greasy bars, noisy high school gyms and occasional  wedding. They’ll become the next greatest thing if they can only stop  watching TV…

The 1977 characters:

Bud Chambers:

  • 20 years old, bass guitar
  • From Chicago’s North Side and a Cubs fan
  • Youngest child of 4 and the only son
  • He has worked many jobs but loves music
  • Owns a 1969 Chevy Caprice
  • Bought his first and only bass from his music instructor
  • Drinks Huber beer
  • Enjoys building electronic devices like amps and stereos

Jeff (Jeffrey) Bergstrom:

  • 20 years old, guitarist
  • Only child and life-long resident of Lombard, Illinois
  • Parents became rich after inventing the “Bi-Cotton Rod,” a generic Q-Tip, and moved to San Diego leaving Jeff a house to live in
  • Typical stoner, Jeff has little motivation but living with Bud has changed that
  • Picked up first guitar at a Lafayette Electronics store
  • Is a walking calculator
  • Loves animals of any type and has a cool collection of rare and exotic pets in his basement

“Troubles” Lorraine della Fazia:

  • 24 years old, vocalist
  • Hot Blooded Italian
  • From Iowa, but was adopted and she’s in the process of finding her real Mother
  • Left home at 18 with boyfriend Brad who gave her the nick-name “Troubles” as trouble seems to follow her.
  • After Brad dumped her in Boston, Lorraine hitched a ride on the next semi-truck leaving town and ended up in Chicago
  • Met Robyn at an open mic night at the Ground Round. Now they are roommates in the same sub-division as Bud and Jeff

Robyn McKenna:

  • 24 years old, drummer
  • Hot-tempered Irish girl
  • Is really good at working on cars and engines thanks to her older brothers
  • Plays the drums like she’s beating on former boyfriend’s heads
  • From Chicago’s South side. A die-hard White Sox fan
  • Contrary to Bud, she has six older brothers
  • Grew up playing “Army” and football, not with Barbie dolls
  • Tries her best to keep everyone on the same track