About Exit Strategy


By Ike Holter

Directed by Christopher Windom

January 26 - February 5, 2023

Stage Manager: Maddie Houghwout

The teachers of Chicago’s Tumbldn High School don't live in some inspirational movie. When the school is slated for closure, Ricky, the vice principal, has a risky plan to stop the bulldozers in their tracks - but who is actually with him on it? Spiked with humor and brimming with fury, Exit Strategy pulls back the curtain on the educational system in an exhilarating call to arms about desires, needs, and what we are owed.

Content Note: EXIT STRATEGY features strong language and discussions of racism and suicide. The play also contains off-stage gun violence including a gun shot.

Temple Arts Box Office

Located on the northern edge of the Avenue of the Arts, Temple Theaters, the production program of the Department of Theater, has established itself as one of the finest nationally-ranked theater training programs in the nation. Temple University’s Department of Theater offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in acting, design, directing, musical theater, playwriting and theater education. As part of Center for Performing and Cinematic Arts, the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts offers hallmark programs in theater, film and media arts that engage students with nationally and internationally recognized faculty and fuse the high-quality training with rigorous scholarship and artistry.