Sun Schools Long Wharf Audiences in No Child... March 17

News   Sun Schools Long Wharf Audiences in No Child... March 17
Nilaja Sun performs her acclaimed solo play No Child…, an unsparing look into the American public school system, at the Long Wharf Theatre beginning March 17.

Hal Brooks, who also staged the award-winning work Off-Broadway, directs the Long Wharf engagement that runs through April 18 on Stage II.

According to press notes, "Teaching artist Nilaja Sun arrives at the fictional Malcolm X High in the Bronx, reading to lead a group of tenth graders through the production of a play. In the face of an ambivalent student body, a constant stream of new teachers, and impending Regents exams, Nilaja struggles to bring her project to life. No one – teacher, student, janitor, principal or security guard — is left behind by Sun's hilarious and heartbreaking expose, based on her own experience as a teaching artist in New York City."

No Child … premiered Off-Broadway in 2006. Sun has toured the production across the country, earning the Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards including the John Gassner playwriting award for Outstanding New American Play, a Theatre World Award, the Helen Hayes Award, and an LA Ovation Award and was named the Best One-Person Show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.

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The Long Wharf Theatre is located at 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven, CT.

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