Chicago Young Playwrights Festival: Plays By Teenagers
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Adapted from Herman Melville's white whale of a novel, Moby Dick, this love letter to American theatre finds the book's Pequod boat crew transformed into the Bad Settlement Theatre Company. Between their rundown surroundings, flagging finances and an artistic director who's consumed with the singular focus of putting on the first-ever flawless production of Moby Dick, it's safe to say that this crew is definitely in deep water. A drama that sways towards satire and is populated with bold, scrappy, lovable characters, Season on the Line is a sincere tribute to the trials, tribulations and triumphs that abound in the world of theatre. Learn 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