Now in its 25th year, the Young Playwrights Festival is a lot older than the high schoolers the festival celebrates. My hope is that the institution’s additional experience can help it face adversity a bit better than the characters in the three plays I saw last night.

This year the Pegasus Players, Uptown’s socially conscious theater troupe that has put on the Festival for a quarter century, moved to the Uptown Hull House Center from nearby Truman College, and the timing couldn’t be worse.