Play Date: A Theatre Book Club
Facilitated by Doak Bloss
Play by Dominique Morisseau
About this Production
During the month of November 2021, the Downtown Lansing Library will be partnering with Peppermint Creek Theatre Company to explore the play “Pipeline” by world renown Detroit playwright Dominique Morisseau. Attendees will read the play independently and are then invited to come to the library on November 2, 2021 for an evening to discuss the play, hear from a theatre panel, and get a sneak peek at a scene from the show. Copies of the play can be checked out from the library. No RSVPs necessary.
Nov 1 – East Lansing Public Library
Nov 2 – DT Lansing
Nov 3 – Eaton Rapids
Nov 4 – Fowlerville
Play summary: A mother’s hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him in PIPELINE, the riveting new play by Dominique Morisseau (Skeleton Crew). 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.
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