This two-act, pop-rock musical, "Give Me a Break" is a funny, raucous yet touching story about a rock band's arrival at a crucial crossroads, rendered chaotic by a turbulent mix of women's lib, sexual freedom, hallucenigenic drugs, STDs and an offer they can't--or won't--refuse. It's the 1970s. Pulsar5 collectively yearns to attain rock stardom, but they diverge on how far they are willing to go to achieve it. Conflict climaxes when Pulsar5 auditions for a "big-time" agent. That's when the two female and three male band members realize their ideals are irreconcilably different.
In "Give Me A Break", human frailties are hilarious and hair-raising. Reaching for a dream can squarely crush the heart of the lover boosting you up. And strength of the old friendships can be stretched to the breaking point when opportunity knocks. Is the force propelling Pulsar5 forward a prophetic magnetism drawing them closer to their true star, or is it a stellar wind pushing them to flame out?