No Child, About NYC Public School System, to Play Beckett Theatre in Spring

News   No Child, About NYC Public School System, to Play Beckett Theatre in Spring
No Child, a one-woman show written and performed by teaching artist and actress Nilaja Sun, will begin previews at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre April 29.

Presented by the Epic Theatre Center, No Child will officially open May 10 and will play a limited engagement through June 4. Hal Brooks directs.

No Child, according to press notes, “is a tour-de-force look into the New York City Public Education. . . . [Sun] transforms into the teachers, students, parents, administrators, janitors and security guards who inhabit our public schools every day and are shaping the future of America.”

About the show, creator-performer Sun said in a statement, “I created this piece to be a snapshot from the trenches, something entertaining and provocative that'll get people talking about the state of our public schools in a new way.”

Nila Sun’s New York credits include Einstein’s Gift, Time and the Conways, The Cook and The Adventures of Barrio Grrrl!. Her solo credits include Blues for a Gray Sun, La Nubia Latina, Black and Blue, Insufficient Fare, Due to the Tragic Events of... and Mixtures. Sun also worked in New York City’s Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, where Epic Theatre Center maintains an arts-ed residency.

The Beckett Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street. For tickets, call (212) 279-4200.

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