Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy


  • April 5, 2018 - April 7, 2018
  • CSPS Hall
  • $15

All shows start at 7:30

Legion Arts is proud to present the first production of Mirrorbox Theatre’s inaugural season at CSPS Hall.

When a Chicago public school’s closure becomes imminent, gasoline gets thrown on the fiery conflicts held within the institution’s crumbling walls. An activist student’s decision to protest the closure forces the school’s administration and teachers to reevaluate their priorities. Will they decide to take a stand on principle? Even if they fight the authorities who show them little regard, can that resistance effect real change?  Generational, racial, sexual and philosophical differences serve as the fulcrums of this alternatively funny and poignant drama.

Exit Strategy elevates the Save-Our-School trope of 80’s and 90’s movies to the level of high art with, “enough linguistic force and vitality to blow you back into your seat (Chicago Tribune).” Ike Holter, author, is a resident playwright at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater, whose work has been performed Off-Broadway, at Steppenwolf, Goodman Theatre, and A Red Orchid, among others. He is the winner of Yale’s 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize in drama.

Directed by Cavan Hallman