Hal Brooks directs No Child..., which plays through Dec. 23 at the Cambridge, MA, company's Loeb Stage. Written and performed by Sun, No Child is billed as "an unflinching look into the New York City public school system." In the work, 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."
The work stemmed from the creator's work as a teaching artist at a high school in the Bronx. Epic Theatre Center commissioned the work and first presented it at NYC's Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row. The production then transferred to the Barrow Street Theatre.
The show is currently scheduled for dates across the country including Washington, D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Jan. 21-Feb. 10, 2008), Los Angeles' Kirk Douglas Theatre (March 6-April 13, 2008) and California's Berkeley Repertory Theatre (May 11-June 8, 2008).
The season at A.R.T. will also offer Michael Frayn's Copenhagen (Jan. 3-Feb. 3, 2008), William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (Feb. 9-March 22, 2008), Pieter-Dirk Uys' Elections and Erections — A Chronicle of Fear & Fun (April 2-May 4, 2008) and Stephen Greenblatt and Charles Mee's Cardenio (May 10-June 1, 2008).
Tickets to shows at A.R.T. at the Loeb Drama Center in Harvard Square, 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA, are available by calling (617) 547-8300 or online at amrep.org.