The Cellar Bar must close and on its final nights, friendships are tested and secrets unearthed.
Tormented by her past, Rhizzy hides from the sunlight in clubs and late-night bars, singing her moody, heartfelt tunes. Max, her ambitious accompanist, finds them work in an exclusive rooftop bar, but Rhizzy refuses the offer.
Esther, pragmatic owner of the Cellar Bar, can’t understand what all the fuss is about. She’s looking forward to making her new bar a success. Her Uncle Zac still misses his daughter twenty years after her death. Drowsy and confused after a visit to hospital, he claims to know who killed her. Bitter accusations follow, and anger and grief drive Zac to take drastic action.
Music is Rhizzy’s joy and refuge, and her songs reveal the loves and losses of her life. As the inevitable end for this haven of underground music draws closer, Rhizzy finally reveals the secret she has kept for years.
The demolition of the bar begins, and with sunlight streaming through the cracks, Rhizzy returns to sing one final song.
Underground, by writer Vivienne Glance is a new play featuring original songs - musical scores available.
- 50 minutes
- 2 female, 2 male
- guitarist or piano paying actor needed. Older male actor
- Australian Script Centre