Young Playwrights Festival | Uptown Center Leo Lerner Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Young Playwrights Festival Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 27 2013

Pegasus Players's 26th annual showcase for local teenage playwrights comprises four one-acts selected from hundreds of submissions. The Queen and Her Cliquedom by Stephanie Chavez is a charming comedy about two teens defying their school's rigid social hierarchy. In Willa Sachs's Pinwheels, a soldier struggles to readjust to civilian life after returning from Iraq. The employees of a grocery store are stranded on a roof in Liza Farler's surreal The Flood. And a surly convenience store clerk falls for one of the oldest con games in the book in Daniel Swanson-Nystrom's Quick and Go. In video segments that introduce each piece, the authors say they'd never thought of writing a play until this opportunity came along. Here's hoping they keep at it. —Zac Thompson

Price: $15-$25

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