Recommended for ages 15 and up. Contains Adult Language
Run Time: 1 Hour 45 min (No Intermission)
Synopsis: A Chicago public high school is slated for closure at the end of the year and the impending shut-down causes tensions in the school’s already volcanic neighborhood to rise to the breaking point. As a small group of teachers launch a last minute battle to save the school, they put their careers, future, and safety in the hands of a fast talking administrator who comes on strong; but might actually have no clue what he’s doing.
Starring Tracey Bonner (Sadie), Diany Rodriguez (Jania), Ralph Del Rosario (Luce), Laurie Roach (Donnie), Matthew Busch (Ricky), Tess Malis Kincaid (Pam) and Bill Murphey (Arnold).
Education Guide for Teachers: We invite teachers and professors to use our curriculm guide to plan course work for students to attend “Exit Strategy.”
“A fiery, riveting work from the award-winning writer of Hit the Wall, about the chaotic final days of an urban public high school, Exit Strategy is a taut, edge-of-your-seat drama about the future of public education from a vital new voice in American playwriting.” – Broadway Black
“At once poetic, political, sad, funny, timely, complex and compassionate.” – Chicago Tribune
“The teachers may love their students, the students may love their school, but all the affection in the world won’t buy pencils and books and blackboards.” – New York Times
“ It hits on every level a theater lover, novice, or even someone who doesn’t really like the theater (?!?), could want. Drama, got it. Comedy, check. Realism, idealism, struggle, conflict, triumph, and even romance. “ – New York Theatre Guide
“It’s a funny and searing piece…” Wind City Media
*Support for this production is provided by the A Place to Perform Fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta