May 18 - June 25, 2016
Written by Ike Holter
Directed by Marti Lyons
Featuring: Sydney Charles, Donovan Diaz, Julian Parker, Andrew Goetten, Andrew Swanson
Summer in Chicago: Temperatures flare, shootings spike and the city is stuck in status quo. Enter a mixed bag of underdogs ready to save whatever’s left of the day. Completely powerless but sky-high on passion, they join forces. But as broken bones multiply and alliances splinter, the team is forced to draw the line between well meaning heroism and vigilante justice.
★★★★! "Under Marti Lyons’s sharp direction, Holter’s work is engaging and exhilarating."
Time Out Chicago
"Nobody else in Chicago writes anything like the massively talented Holter, whose poetic language often emerges in thrilling torrents...and his emotion and hope for the future cascades all over Prowess"
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"No-holds-barred! Loud, and brutal, and unrelenting, it is a cry from the gut...a play that confronts the violence and fear that comes with living in the often mortally dangerous city of Chicago." Chicago Sun Times
Chicago Sun Times
Chicago Theater Beat
"Genre-bending, alternately hilarious and frightening, and simply exhilarating!"
Chicago Stage Standard
"Impressive and immersive!...Prowess aggressively attacks our culture of complacency while offering a portrait of vigilantism grounded in social realism."