“ Fail/Safe will grab you—whatever your age or background—and pull you to the edge of your seat… ”— Splash Magazine
“ It's a brainy affair, and a seat-gripping one … Tom Hickey does some particularly fantastic work as the President forced to weigh American lives against nuclear holocaust, as does Conor Burke as a young Russian translator … The production also represents a step forward for Hugen Hall, which has become a noteworthy hub of entertaining and community-driven late night shows and alternative works. With Fail/Safe, Lawfer reminds us how versatile it can be—the intimate space amplifies impactful, white-hot drama. ”— Time Out Chicago
A systems failure threatens to trigger World War III in this Cold War thriller, adapted from the book that inspired the acclaimed 1964 film. As time runs out, The President of the United States and his advisors scramble to find a strategy that will save the planet from total annihilation.