Exit Strategy examines the human implications of one school closing in a taut comedy/drama about the future of public education. A large city school is slated to permanently close at the end of the school year. The school’s staff reacts with different modes of self-survival, while a precocious student redirects the school’s website to an Indiegogo campaign to fund the school’s survival. They’re convinced that if they can get the attention of the wider, and whiter, Chicago community, the community will help save the school. As the school year progresses, the students and staff experience how much the deck is stacked against the kids in the school.
This production is made possible in part by The Bob Jolly Charitable Trust, which was established by the late Boston actor Bob Jolly to support local theater artists.
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