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Pipeline at Detroit Public Theatre

  • Detroit Public Theatre 3711 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI, 48201 United States (map)

Costume Design for Pipeline

Dominique Morisseau, daughter of Detroit and world renowned playwright (Detroit ‘67, Skeleton Crew, Shameless, Ain’t Too Proud), brings another of her extraordinary works home to Detroit Public Theatre. In the riveting Pipeline, which premiered at Lincoln Center Theater in 2017, Morisseau gives us the story of Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher committed to her students. Desperate to give her only son the opportunities her students will never have, this mother’s hopes for her son clash with an educational system that is rigged against him.

Dominique Morisseau has written some quietly devastating social dramas (“Skeleton Crew”) on her way up, but now the playwright has definitely arrived with this emotionally harrowing, ethically ambiguous drama that raises barbed questions about class, race, parental duty, and the state of American education. –Variety