Pipeline shares the story of Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher and her son Omari who attends a private school. Nya and her ex-husband have chosen this option for their son. An incident at the predominately white school between Omari and a teacher puts him on the brink of expulsion and Nya on the brink of breakdown. Important questions and passionate voices are raised in this timely piece about race, family conflict, and the American education system. The title itself refers to the “school-to-prison pipeline,” a harsh reality facing many young, black men and others from marginalized communities. Pipeline is a deeply moving play by award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau and is directed by Wallace Bridges. 

Performances: Please note - the Feb. 18 performance of Pipeline has been cancelled. Performances will resume Feb. 19. Refunds or exchanges will be issued to those with tickets for the 18th.

February 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7 p.m. and
February 13 & 20 at 2 p.m.
Legacy Theatre
Suggested for mature audiences

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  • Alexander Lot is $1.75 per hour. Patrons will pull a ticket on entry, scan the same ticket at exit and use a credit card to process payment.
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