This summer, Lincoln Center Theater will stage Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. The playwright’s newest work looks at the relationship between an inner-city public high school teacher and her only son.
Pipeline will begin previews June 15 ahead of a July 10 opening in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
Here’s how LCT outlines the play: “In Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline, Nya Joseph is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher who is committed to her students' achievement, while she sends her only son, Omari, 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 and her own parental decisions, as she rallies to save her son.“
The production will have sets by Matt Saunders, costumes by Montana Blanco, lighting by Yi Zhao, sound by Justin Ellington, and projections by Hannah Wasileski. Casting will be announced at a later date.
Morisseau’s plays include Skeleton Crew, which played an acclaimed engagement at the Atlantic Theater Company, as well as Paradise Blue, Detroit ’67, Sunset Baby, Blood at the Root, and Follow Me To Nellie’s.
Richard Greenberg’s new play The Babylon Line, directed by Terry Kinney, is currently playing at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater through January 22. For tickets and more information on the LCT season, visit LCT.org.