The "opening night" of PCTC's first "Play Date" was a great experience, highlighted by the actors who did two scenes from Dominique Morisseau's play "Pipeline." (I don't have their names in front of me, damn it, but they were powerful.) Rich discussion and a revealing look inside what turns a script into the theatre we love. (Great idea, Chad Badgero!)
Tonight it happens again at the downtown Lansing library, starting at 6:30. Come even if you haven't had a chance to read the play in advance; you will be moved to read it afterward, I guarantee.
Remaining Libraries Taking Part:
Nov 2 – 6:30 pm - CADL Downtown Lansing Library (401 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933)
Nov 3 – 6:30 pm - Eaton Rapids Area District Library (220 S Main St, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827)
Nov 4 - 6:30 pm - Fowlerville District Library (130 S Grand Ave, Fowlerville, MI 48836)
All free of charge and open to the public.
Play summary: A mother’s hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him in PIPELINE, the riveting play by Dominique Morisseau. 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.