Pipeline tickets on sale now!
By Dominique Morisseau
October 15 – November 7
The November Theatre, Marjorie Arenstein Stage
Virginia Rep is introducing a new play to Richmond audiences penned by exciting playwright Dominique Morisseau. This regional premiere of Pipeline will be directed by Katrinah Carol Lewis.
Timely and riveting, Pipeline was one of the most-produced plays in the country in 2019. It tells the story of a mother who fights to give her son a future without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.
Lewis adds, “Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, sends her son, Omari, to a private boarding school to give him opportunities her students do not have. The question the play asks is whether she will be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away.”
Dominique Morisseau is a playwright and actress from Detroit, Michigan. A recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship for 2018, she was also the first Black woman to receive a Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a Musical for her work on Broadway’s Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations (Imperial Theatre). She was co-producer on the Showtime series Shameless (3 seasons).
In upcoming issues of the ENews, we will introduce the cast and share details about Talkbacks around the topics of our educational and social systems, as well as family dynamics in America.
Seating will be socially distanced and proof of COVID vaccination, or a negative COVID test 48 hours prior to the show, will be required at the theatre entrance. If you are a subscriber, Box Office staff will be in touch to make sure your seats are socially distanced to your comfort level.