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.
The Chicago Public Schools have been front and center in the local and national news for several years, and Principal Principle gives Theatre Seven the opportunity to tell a riveting story that also engages with one of the defining social questions of 21st century Chicago: how do we expect our teachers to succeed inside a broken system? For years, we've hoped to find a play that dealt with the challenges of the Chicago education system, and when we read Joe's play, we knew this was a story we wanted to tell. Developed at Brown/Trinity Playwriting Repertory and in our Shikaakwa Reading Series, Principal Principle is funny, thoughtful and provocative while asking important questions about teaching in Chicago. How do you do it? What does it take to be successful? How do you know when it's time to walk away?
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Tickets for this production are not yet on sale. For information on reserving tickets before they go on sale, or to inquire about group sales, please call us at 773-853-3158!
T7 Credits: Lies & Liars (Ensemble), The Chicago Landmark Project (Edward - State & Madison: The Chicago Grid System), Principal Principle (Playwright), Shikaakwa: Principal Principle (Playwright), Shikaakwa: Swimming in the Shallows (Stage Directions)
Joe Zarrow has also performed with Adventure Stage, Collaboraction, Cabaret Vagabond, Pavement Group, and the State. T7’s Cassy Sanders directed Joe’s site-specific farce The Pigeons for Walkabout. Joe has performed his original solo shows Dead White Men in Bed and Hold Me, Drill Me, Kiss Me in Chicago, New York, Washington, Providence, and Winnipeg.