Saturday, December 21, 2013

Pegasus Players Are Back In Uptown!
Special Preview Prices For Young Playwrights Festival

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Wonderful news! Pegasus Players are back where they belong, in Uptown.  They've been all over the place -- Truman College for many years, then in Leo Lerner Theater in the old Hull House building, then briefly down to Chicago Avenue for Blacula -- and now they're at what we hope will be their long-time home at  Sheridan and Lawrence.

Their mailing address is 4750 North Sheridan and they'll be performing at the Preston Bradley Center on the recently rediscovered stage at 941 West Lawrence, sharing it with the National Pastime Players.

They are inaugurating their new digs with the 27th Annual Young Playwrights Festival, which will run January 2nd through the 31st.  It's a professional production of winning one-act plays written by Chicago teenagers. An annual Chicago tradition and the oldest of its kind in the country, the Young Playwrights Festival typically receives more than 700 plays written by high school students throughout Chicago.  The Young Playwrights Festival professionally showcases the next generation of playwrights.

This year's one-act plays are:
  • SENIORITIS - A 17-year old fashionista is tricked into spending time with her grandfather and his cronies at a nursing home. Along the way, she learns about herself and the false nature of appearances. (written by Alexus WilliamsWhitney Young Magnet High School)
  • THE DINER – It’s the '60s in small town America.  Former hippie, new mom and waitress Betty is closing up Frank's Diner for the night when a mysterious man appears seeking refuge from a tempestuous storm. (written by by Lauren Trifunovich – Lincoln Park High School)
  • FEARS FOR FAIRYTALES – Five misunderstood fairytale characters reluctantly reveal fears and share anxieties in group therapy sessions in this comic spin on favorite childhood characters.  (written by Clare McKiterrick - Lane Tech High School)
Specially priced discount tickets are available for performances January 2nd through 4th(Use the code "Magnet" when ordering.)  

Pegasus has always been affordable theater, so please welcome them back to Uptown and into a new performance space.

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