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October 18, 2021
Fall Play - Winter Break

Winter Break BY JOE CALARCO (15)



OCTOBER 21 at 4:00pm

OCTOBER 22 and 23 at 7:00pm

Maine West High School is excited to welcome live audiences back to the Maine West Auditorium this season! The Drama Department proudly presents this year’s fall play, “Winter Break” October 21st at 4:00pm and October 22 and 23rd at 7:00pm. 

Equal parts hilarious and touching, this new play by Joe Calarco explores the complicated lives of 19 young adults as they navigate friendships, breakups and finding their place in the world on their first night of Winter Break. While the content of the show is appropriate for younger audiences, the themes and situations presented are best suited for audiences 10 and older. Director David Harmon says “this show showcases the full spectrum of emotion; some scenes will have audiences howling with laughter while others may trigger anger or sadness. Regardless, everyone will come away being reminded that, as isolating as these past two years have been, we aren’t alone.”

Cast and crews have been working tirelessly over the past two months to bring the characters and world of the play to life. One aspect that makes this year’s play unique will be the way the story is staged. Audiences will enjoy a more intimate setting and experience the show up-close and on the stage!

Don’t miss the Illinois High School premier of this hilarious, heartwarming play! Winter Break runs October 21st at 4:00pm and October 22 and 23rd at 7:00pm. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Admission is $7 for students and $10 for adults.