Primary Stages and Philadelphia Theatre Company present this New York premiere about the chaotic final days of a Chicago public school slated for closure. More…
Playwright Ike Holter explores the future of public education in his new drama. The impending shutdown of a Chicago public school causes tension to mount in its already volatile neighborhood. 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 fast-talking administrator who comes on strong but might actually have no clue what he’s doing.
See it if you want to see a thoughtful, distressing take on the challenges facing everyone in the public education system in contemporary America.
Don't see it if you go to the theater for a fun escape.
See it if You are a fan of Ike Holter's previous work, like examinations of country's crumbling education system, enjoy good performances
Don't see it if You don't like slight exaggerations of real life situations, think that all teachers are perfect, can't stand wishful thinking
See it if Turbulent teachers' break room in a poor Chicago high school. The adults are a gaggle of losers being saved by a charismatic senior.
Don't see it if you're turned off like me by yet another play -- like "The Humans" -- with an extraneous supernatural element that just doesn't work
See it if You want a fun passionate show, with diverse, well drawn characters, action and enthusiasm.
Don't see it if You care more about details, logic, credibility and consistent characters than a fast paced entertaining story.
See it if looking for a thought provoking show about the public high school system in under privileged areas. Actors were amazing.
Don't see it if expecting a feel good story with a happy ending.
See it if You want a play about race relations with a gay subplot shoehorned in for no reason. Or you enjoy cliched plots that feel like a bad sitcom.
Don't see it if You're going to have a heart attack from loud noises. Or you are looking for an intelligent take on culturally relevant topics.
See it if You like great play-writing, great acting, terrific direction, sets, lighting and costume design, and a care about the future of our schools
Don't see it if there is truly no reason not to see this unless, of course, you're offended by the f-bomb
See it if a well-acted show about the effects of the closing of a school on faculty and students.Entertaining, some laughs.
Don't see it if The topic doesn't interest you.
See it if Good acting, plot and engaging characters.
Don't see it if You're looking for light hearted comedy or musical. Or looking for truthful situations .
See it if you get inexpensive tickets and you like shows with social issues. When the actors are given great moments, it shines.
Don't see it if you require an insightful script with totally believable transitions.
See it if you like well acted, thought provocative plays with message. People who worked in schools in the audience were moved by this.
Don't see it if You if you view plays with messages as preachy
See it if you want to see something funny that still packs a punch; you have ever been exposed to public education in an urban area
Don't see it if you believe the current state of public education is acceptable; you are not a fan of loud noises
See it if You are interested in great ensemble acting, great writing and are interested in our school systems.
Don't see it if You're looking for stars.
See it if you are a teacher. or know a teacher. this show tells the true struggle for many schools and teachers across the country.
Don't see it if you're offended by language. or offended by two guys kissing (there is a gay couple in the show). And if you are, get over it; it's 2016.
See it if it doesn't bother you to have a great, brilliant opening scene and then have a really good idea dwindle away. Four strong performances.
Don't see it if inconsistent acting bothers you. A couple of the actors are completely unbelievable, doing bad musical performances. A couple are brilliant.
See it if you want to see great acting about a topic on public education's downfall in our society.
Don't see it if you are sensitive to raunchy humor or against non-realistic images