Chicago Young Playwrights Festival: Plays By Teenagers
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The last date listed for The 23rd Annual Chicago Young Playwrights Festival was Saturday January 31, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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Young Georgie Burkhardt doesn't believe the body the sheriff brought to the house was really her … More
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Featured review from Cathy Stanek-Whisler
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Insightful writing performed by learned actors. Surprisingly enjoyable. There's SOME smoking onstage during the play that was a bit unpleasant and I wished I had known about but other than that, REALLY FUN. The 16 and 15 yr olds I went with enjoyed it as well.......
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3 plays performed by very talented actors. The subject matter is very skillfully handled by these new Authors. One play which dealt with the issues of infidelity, bi-racial relationships and Alzheimers, was done in a very poignant and thoughtful...continued
An annual Chicago tradition and the second oldest of its kind in the country, The Chicago Young Playwrights Festival recieves over 700 submitted plays, each year, by teenagers throughout Chicago. This year three winning teen playwrights were selected and their works are being performed at Pegasus. YPF showcases the next generation of playwrights, allowing audiences a glimpse into the minds of today’s youth.
Dine N’ Hash by Vincent Del Toral School, Northside College Prep
Where We Have Been by Raina Sun School, Chicago Young Authors
The Bench by Jihad Kheperu School, Whitney Young Magnet High School
About the Ticket Supplier: Pegasus Theatre Chicago
Pegasus Players is a not-for-profit theatre company located in Chicago’s Uptown area, one of the city’s most ethnically diverse neighborhoods. Our mission is two-fold: to produce the highest quality artistic work and to provide exemplary theater, entertainment, and arts education at no charge to people who have little or no access to the arts.