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4 Star Starred
Pegasus Players at O'Rourke Center
1145 West Wilson Avenue Chicago, IL 60640
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The 23rd Annual Chicago Young Playwrights Festival
35 ratings
4.1 average rating
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MMMcClowry Red Velvet
40 events
2 reviews
8 stars
attended Jan 12 2008

The plays were actually quite good. I'm not sure our group understood the first play but the others we became quite emotionally involved with the characters.

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25 reviews
50 stars
attended Jan 06 2008

Very interesting plays, excellent acting andwonderful introductions by the young playwrights. It is hard to fathom that the playwrights are of high school age.

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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 08 2009

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

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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

<em>My Fair Lady</em> <em>The Rosenkranz Mysteries</em> <em>Thrones! The Musical Parody</em>