Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - Somewhere in the Midwest there is a kindergarten classroom in a public school which evidences the guidance of a teacher with a wild appetite for Life and a healthy analysis bill... This is Mary Margaret Phallon's class where she has taught for ten years.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
In this unusual piece, a hit at the Actors Theatre of Louisville Shorts Festival, a kindergarten teacher is obsessed with telling us, her students, the truth about the world and what our lives will be like as we grow up and why our parents and the school administrators don't want us to know. Although funny, Chicks is a poignant portrait of a teacher trying to give her life meaning. Published in Chicks and Other Short Plays.
Chicks was first produced at the Actors Theatre of Louisville by Jon Jory, producing direcotr, with generous assistance of Bingham Enterprises Foundation of Kentucky, Inc., and Liberty National Bank, in November 1985. It was directed by Steven D. Albrezzi.