A Public Fit Theatre Company (APF) presents the third show of its 10th season, a staged reading of Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline on Friday, January 26 at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, January 27 at 2 p.m. at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. Doors will open one half-hour before showtime, and admission is FREE.
Pipeline tells the story of Nya, an inner-city public school teacher who will do anything to ensure that her brilliant but headstrong son, Omari, will not fall victim to the pervasive “school-to-prison” pipeline. Crackling with raw emotion, poetic urban dialogue, and a shockingly relevant narrative, Pipeline confronts the social dynamics of race, class, and systemic violence in the American education system.
“It’s really about the potential pitfalls for black and brown kids once they are released from school and introduced into society,” says Director Jason Nious. “And how magnetic the pull towards the prison, the home-to-school-to-prison pipeline can be.”
Pipeline features the talents of Sherri Brewer, Sabrina Cofield, Jazmine Davis, Quadree Hill, Yomi Orru, and DeVaughn Robinson, Jr. and is offered in partnership with the Las Vegas Clark County Library District.
Immediately following each performance, audiences are invited to join the cast and production staff in a moderated discussion of the themes and discoveries presented in the play. This APF hallmark - The Buzz - ensures that the community shares the conversations surrounding the captivating theatre. The Buzz is an expression of A Public Fit’s ongoing commitment to engage audiences well beyond the limits of the stage. “It’s time to have this conversation,” says Nious. “The more we get into this work, it’s clear how much Morisseau understands the regular reality of this family’s world.”
APF offers a seven-show season consisting of four staged readings and three mainstage productions. The remaining shows for the 2023-24 season are X by Alistair McDowall, Exit, Pursued by a Bear by Lauren Gunderson, Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel, and The Pavilion by Craig Wright.
For more info, visit apublicfit.org.
WHO: A Public Fit Theatre Company in partnership with the Las Vegas, Clark County Library District
WHAT: A staged reading of Dominique Morisseau's play Pipeline
WHERE: Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
WHEN: January 26 at 7 p.m.; January 27 at 2 p.m.