This event has been canceled as part of the Chicago
Park District's efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus. For more
information, please visit https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/coronavirus-response.Pipeline returns for a FREE community tour across Chicago!Reception/Special Presentation by NLCCC and Douglass 18 (5:00pm-6:00pm).Performance (6:00-7:30pm). A Play by Dominique Morisseau. Directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce. 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. Be sure to stay for the post-show discussion immediately following the show! This play is recommended for ages 13 and up. Run time: 90 minutes (no intermission). The Pipeline tour to Chicago neighborhoods is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the Poetry Foundation, the William M. Weiss Foundation, and Illinois Humanities.