If you’re looking for the absolute freshest theater experience currently on stage look no further. Pegasus Players begins the New Year with its 22nd Annual Young Playwrights Festival. This year’s one-acts includes productions by four female Chicago teenagers. Though some of the pieces feel much like works-in-progress, the bases of all the stories are imaginative taking the audience from senior prom to Queen Elizabeth’s garden to a slave plantation to a Southern diner. While the show as a whole provides hope that the future of Chicago’s theater scene will be bright, it is evident that these pieces are only quick glimpses of what young writers can do. (Mary Kroeck)
At the O’Rourke Center for the Performing Arts, 1145 West Wilson, (773)878-9761. This production is now closed.