The Lincoln Center in New York joins the streaming of recent successes with PIPELINE, a particularly pertinent selection at this moment in time.
Live From Lincoln Center, in partnership with BroadwayHD, brings to audiences at home Dominique Morisseau’s strikingly powerful work PIPELINE, originally staged at Lincoln Center Theater in 2017. This intimate play depicts a mother’s hopes for her son and their clash with an educational system rigged against him.
Hailed as “potent and intensely acted,“ PIPELINE confirmed Morisseau’s “reputation as a playwright of piercing eloquence (New York Times).“ The story follows Nya Joseph (Karen Pittman), a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher, who is committed to her students’ achievement, while she sends her only son, Omari (Namir Smallwood), to a private boarding school. When Omari is involved in a controversial incident which threatens him with expulsion from his school, Nya is forced to reconcile Omari’s rage, her own parental decisions, and the public and private school systems, as she rallies to save her son.
Available now for a limited time. The show is approximately 90 minutes long.
Although this production is free to watch, please strongly consider making a donation to the Lincoln Center to enable it to reopen after this crisis has passed.
You can watch PIPELINE here