At Lincoln Center, a mother's hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him in this riveting new play.
From the producers: Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher is committed to her students, but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? With profound compassion and lyricism, "Pipeline" brings an urgent conversation powerfully to the fore.
Author Dominique Morisseau’s plays include "Skeleton Crew," which played an acclaimed engagement at the Atlantic Theater Company, as well as "Paradise Blue," "Detroit ’67," "Sunset Baby," "Blood at the Root," and "Follow Me To Nellie’s." She has been honored twice with the NAACP Image Award and is a recipient of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama.
The cast of "Pipeline" includes Karen Pittman, Namir Smallwood, Tasha Lawrence, Morocco Omari, Jaime Lincoln Smith, and Heather Velazquez. Lileana Blain-Cruz directs.
What's Lincoln Center Theater? One of the largest and most prominent non-profit theaters in the city, LCT has three state-of-the-art venues at Lincoln Center, and occasionally produces shows in the theater district proper. On rare occasions the fare is controversial, but as a matter of course, it's the best-regarded theatrical producing organization in the city. The company's LTC3 initiative is devoted to producing the work of new artists and building new audiences. More here.