Season 34

Season 32


Parents, teachers, law enforcement officers—they have a responsibility to guide us and look out for us. Season 32 examines what happens if they can’t. Or won’t.

August 31 – October 6, 2013

the world premiere of


by Barbara Lhota
directed by Jason A. Fleece*                                                              



Two Chicago police officers give a ride home to a young, drunk twenty-something. Several hours later, the young woman emerges from her apartment screaming rape. Influenced by the film Rashomon, Warped presents the contradictory stories from each character’s perspective and asks the question: Is the truth constant, or is it as malleable as our own perceptions?

January 11 – February 16, 2014

A Day in the Death Of Joe Egg

by Peter Nichols


Brian and Sheila always make the best of a bad situation—he cracks jokes, she plays the caretaker. But after ten years of raising their severely disabled daughter, Josephine, Brian and Sheila’s best isn’t quite good enough. A British classic not seen in Chicago for over 20 years, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is a highly theatrical, heartbreaking, and hilarious look at the love that brings people together and the strains that rip them apart.
“An unmistakably great play.” –The Daily Telegraph
“Immensely moving, even profound.” – The New York Times

April 12 – May 18, 2014

the world premiere of

Principal Principle         

by Joe Zarrow

Armed with her dreams of changing the world and six weeks of training, Kay quits her corporate job to teach English in a Chicago public high school. She arrives to find that the copy machine, the system, and the spirits of her fellow teachers are all broken. Or are they? A dark comedy of academic intrigue, Principal Principle is a world premiere by playwright and former CPS teacher Joe Zarrow that takes a peek at the politics behind the closed doors of the teachers’ lounge.


Leapfest 11

Summer, 2014
location TBA

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