January 29 through February 28

Directed by KIP FAGAN
In association with Primary Stages

East Coast Premiere!

In Exit Strategy, 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. This superb, thrilling play earned raves from Chicago audiences and critics alike.

“Fierce and funny. The entire cast is topnotch. ADR to the entire production!”
Philadelphia Inquirer

“Beautifully dangerous, deeply felt…a knockout ensemble cast!”
DC Metro Theatre Arts

“Gripping and timely.” – Philadelphia Tribune

“A thrilling, beautiful new play!” – Chicago Tribune

“Ike Holter’s Exit Strategy is a powerful play whose critical messages
about the state of public education could not be more timely.”
Talkin’ Broadway

“Fresh, hilarious, and contemporary with nuanced, hilarious and heartfelt performances!” – Phindie

“A poetic, political, sad, funny, timely, complex…compassionate.”
– Chicago Tribune

“Immensely enjoyable… by turns energetic, optimistic, and bittersweet.
Kip Fagan’s production is terrific!” – Philadelphia Magazine

Advisory note: this show contains some strong language. If you have any questions, please call Audience Services.

See what our Audiences have to say!



Marty Moss-Coane interviewed Exit Strategy playwright Ike Holter on Radio Times, WHYY!
Missed it? Click here to listen to the entire segment (approx. 50 minutes).

Meet the Cast!


Outreach & Activism

PTC has partnered with the education and activist community to facilitate these free* events. Call 215.985.0420 for details.

*The Brothers’ Network event requires paid admission.


Exit Strategy Co-producer & Sponsors

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Exit Strategy Education & Activist Community Partners