Written by DOMINIQUE MORRISEAU • Directed by TIFFANY NICHOLE GREENE
Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Studio Theatre, APRIL 3 – MAY 3, 2020
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, Morisseau pens a deeply moving story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future — without turning her back on the community that made him who he is — and brings an urgent conversation powerfully to the fore. Pipeline comes to Dallas after a celebrated run at New York City’s Lincoln Center and a broadcast on PBS.
Please expect to be at the show approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
STAY LATE after the show: 15 minutes
“Pipeline is an emotionally harrowing, ethically ambiguous drama that raises barbed
questions about class, race, parental duty, and the state of American education.“ – Variety
“Pipeline confirms Dominique Morisseau’s reputation as a playwright of piercing
eloquence.” – The New York Times