Mile Square Theatre announced its latest production, “Pipeline.”
This searing drama by Dominique Morisseau tells the story of Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, who 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.
Issues of class, race, parenting, and education in the United States come to the surface as the audience is left to question the structures that ultimately trap underserved communities.
“We are thrilled to produce this moving drama by Dominique Morisseau,” said MST Artistic Director Chris O’Connor. “It speaks to so much that is happening in America today, and we are honored to present Morisseau’s articulate voice on the MST stage. We’ve put together an incredibly gifted cast to render this moving story, and the production is in the very capable hands of Obie-winning director Kevin R. Free.”
The play stars Malikha Mallette (Daredevil, House of Cards); Marcus Denard Johnson, (Titan Theatre Company); Chadwick Antonio Rawlings (MST’s 7th Inning Stretch); Jarvis Tomdio (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel); Jessica Darrow (Bitter Greens at 59E59 Theaters); and Annie McAdams (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at MST).
The creative team includes many MST resident designers: scenic designer Matthew J. Fick (The Net Will Appear); costume designer Natalie Loveland (It’s a Wonderful Life); lighting designer Jason Flamos (I and You); projection designer Joey Moro (Long Gone Daddy); and sound designer Frederick Kennedy.
Performances are on Wednesday, Sept. 11 and run ’till Sunday, Oct. 6. Opening night is Sept. 13.
Performances are at 1400 Clinton St. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $15 to $40, and $18 for students and seniors.
Tickets available at www.milesquaretheatre.org, or by calling 201-683-7014.
Group sales are available and can be acquired by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org