Exit Strategy

Written by Ike Holter
Directed by David J. Miller

Presented by Zeitgeist Stage Company
South End / BCA Plaza Theatres
2/17/17 - 3/11/17


In Exit Strategy, Playwright Holter turns his piercing eye to a dilapidated public school in Chicago targeted for closure and the power struggles that ensue among the faculty and students desperate to keep it open.  The impending shut-down causes tensions in the school's already volcanic neighborhood to rise to the breaking point, but a small group of teachers launch a last-minute battle to save the school.  Over the course of the year, they put their careers, their future and their safety in the hands of a young, idealistic school administrator who comes on strong, however is at a loss on how to save himself let alone a school.

Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes, no intermission