34th Annual Young Playwrights Festival | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

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When: 1/7-1/31: Thu-Sat 7 PM, Sun 4 PM (available streaming for 48 hours after purchase of selected performance)

Pegasus Theatre Chicago goes virtual for their yearly celebration of young writers, whose work was developed in partnership with Chicago high schools. This year's lineup includes: A Lady’s Facade by Aisha Ziad of University of Chicago Laboratory School, directed by Reshmi Hazra Rustebakke, in which a fired arts curator still pursues a mystery surrounding the Mona Lisa; Containment by Lane Tech alum Lincoln Gaw, directed by Alex Levy, in which a pair of CDC investigators has to stop the spread of a dread condition known as Ohio; and These Glass Lives by Kenwood Academy grad Jake Florell, directed by Pegasus's executive producing director Ilesa Duncan, in which a young Black man breaks into an older Black man's home seeking sanctuary from the police who are pursuing him.

Price: $20 adults, $12 students 22 and under

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