90 Minutes • NR • No Passes


Lark Theater Thu, Jan 24 6:30 PM
Lark Theater Sat, Jan 26 1:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Captured Live
No Passes
Release Year:2018


Captured Live from the Lincoln Center Theater

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. Don’t miss this 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. Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (War at LCT3, Red Speedo).

"PIPELINE confirms Dominique Morisseau's reputation as a playwright of piercing eloquence. Directed by the gifted Lileana Blain-Cruz, this passionate play about a family struggling to outrun social prophecy is potent and intensely acted.
— The New York Times,

"PIPELINE showcases an American playwright in full blaze."
— HuffPost

"A smashing world premiere!"
— Deadline