Ixion launches its season with speculative fiction

A play called “Chalk” could be about so many different things. With its simple name it opens the world of possibilities and playwright Walt McGough isn’t quick to close the door on any of them.

Ixion is opening its season with this 2015 dystopian play by the Boston-based playwright of a whole series of plays that explore all manner of modern life from online games to hockey to the conspiracy culture to the CIA to drone warfare to the Internet. In this show, though, he explores themes of motherhood, possession and responsibility through a dystopian, futuristic tale.

Running Sept. 8, 9, 15 and 16 at the Robin Theatre in REO Town on 1105 S. Washington Ave., the show tells the story of Maggie. It’s the end of the

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