Exit Strategy

By Ike Holter

Content Warning: Includes adult language and themes of suicide.

STREAMING

June 4-13, 2021

Season Sponsors

Craig & Betty Miller

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ABOUT THE PLAY

RIGHTEOUSLY ANGRY, RIOTOUSLY FUNNY

 

The teachers of Tumbldn High School don't live in an inspirational teacher movie. They bring mousetraps from home, they make the toilet paper last, and they show up for the kids nobody else shows up for. So when the school is slated for closure at the end of the year, and the weight of the inevitable bears down on the community, students and teachers alike discover their breaking points.

 

Ricky, the vice principal, has stayed firmly on the sidelines for all of the teachers' previous battles, but now in the eleventh hour, he's compelled to step up with a plan to save the school. Some risk their futures to follow his lead-- But does he actually have any idea what he's doing?

 

Spiked with humor and brimming with fury, Exit Strategy is an exhilarating call to arms about what we owe each other.

"At once poetic, political, sad, funny, timely, complex and compassionate, Ike Holter's thrilling, beautiful new play Exit Strategy is the story of the desperate final days of a condemned, crumbling Chicago public school. . . . Holter has forged a riveting 90 minutes."

-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

 
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TICKETS

This performance is available Friday, May 21 at 7:00 PM through Sunday, May 30. 

$20 Individual ticket

 

ARTISTS

*Resident Artist Company Member

†Cloris Award Winner

ERIC OLSON

Ricky

JAMES SERPENTO

Arnold

DAVIDA WILLIAMS

Pam

HUGO PEREZ LOA Luce

RAE DAVIS FEHRING

Sadie

SOPHIA MONTOYA-SUSON

Jania

EMMETT PHILLIPS

Donnie