The year is 1948 and journalist John Applegate has everything a man could want – a beautiful home, a perfect family and a job promotion that’s sending him up the ladder at his newspaper job. So when his first project as chief reporter sends him to investigate the area’s most notoriously sleazy motel, he thinks nothing could possibly go wrong…until it does. A jazzy political satire Motel Rasdell follows what happens when John encounters the motel’s eccentric group of prostitutes and drug dealers, all of whom are just trying to make a living. When he exposes the lovable misfits’ biggest secrets, all hell breaks loose. Watch their worlds collide in this MCL Chicago production of the new musical by Danielle DeMatteo and Christina Bracco.