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Exit Strategy at Rec Room
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 7:30 pm
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Rec Room Arts opens their 2018– 2019 season with Exit Strategy, a play written by Ike Holter that tells the story of a fictional public high school slated for closure at the end of the school year.
Despite funding cuts, apathy, and even a rodent infestation, a multiracial group of teachers launch a last-minute effort to save the school and put their own futures in the hands of an administrator who may be in way over his head. The tenuous situation also raises fears and anxieties among students and within the volcanic neighborhood that surrounds the school.
Holter has said that Exit Strategy was inspired by the 2013 mass closure of 49 Chicago public schools, which displaced nearly 12,000 children—the majority of directly impacted students were African American and Latinx. Holter considers this work a “comedic thriller.”
Tickets are $30 for general admission; $15 for students and $40 for opening night. Season tickets for the five-show season are available ranging from $99 to $175.
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