Pipeline Tour

Pipeline Tour

Pipeline returns for a FREE community tour across Chicago!

  March 16-21, 2020

1 hour, 30 minutes (no intermission)


In Pipeline, Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son, Omari, opportunities her students will never have. When a controversial incident at his private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? With profound compassion and poetry, Dominique Morisseau’s (Skeleton Crew, Detroit ’67, and the Broadway-bound Ain’t Too Proud) Pipeline brings to light a powerful and important conversation about parenthood, the state of our public school system, and the prison pipeline that claims so many of our inner city youth.

Tour Schedule

All tour dates are free and open to the public, though RSVPs are required for some performances due to space limitations. The performance runs 90 minutes, and is followed by a post-show discussion. Pipeline is recommended for ages 13 and up. For more information about the tour, please contact the Education Department at community@victorygardens.org.

Map of the Pipeline Tour

Monday, March 16 at 7:00pm-CANCELED
The Poetry Foundation
61 W Superior St
Please note, this performance has been canceled due to the closure of The Poetry Foundation in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, March 17 at 8:00pm-CANCELED
OPEN Center for the Arts
2214 S Sacramento Ave
Please note, this performance has been canceled in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30pm
eta Creative Arts Foundation
7558 S South Chicago Ave
Sold out

Thursday, March 19 at 6:00pm
Douglas Park
1401 S Sacramento Dr

Friday, March 20 at 6:30pm
Austin Town Hall Cultural Center
5610 W Lake St

Saturday, March 21 at 3:00pm
Hamilton Park Cultural Center/Fieldhouse
513 W 72nd St


Creative Team

Dominique Morisseau, Playwright
Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Director


Ginneh Thomas
Patrick Agada
Aurora Real de Asua
Joseph Primes
Barbara Figgins
Brian Keys

Production Team

Tyra Bullock, Line Producer
Roxanna Conner, Director of Education
Garrett Steinke, Production Manager
Kanomé Jones, Casting Director
Angela M. Adams, Production Stage Manager
Erica L. Sandvig, Director of Production


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★★★ “Powerful… bristles with zest and indignant life.”
—Chicago Tribune

★★★ “Great writing… absolutely deserves to be seen.”
—Chicago Sun-Times

RECOMMENDED “Undeniably powerful.”

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED “Deeply moving…exceptional.”
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