This is the story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, who was killed in Vietnam, and his namesake, the son who is trying to find his way in a confusing world. Jen and her younger brother, John, are growing up in the ever-changing world of mid-century America. As the country becomes divided over the war in Vietnam, so does the family, and battle lines are drawn between the once-close siblings. When John is killed in Vietnam, Jen is left to reconcile her memory of their fractured relationship along with her son and brother's namesake.
The London production of the musical, which played the Southwark Playhouse, starred Olivier nominee Rachel Tucker and Lewis Cornay. The show was filmed during its London run in July 2021.
The digital capture is directed by Austin Shaw, producer of many recent filmed stage musicals: Anything Goes, Kinky Boots, 42nd Street, and An American in Paris.