Eastern Michigan University Theatre is returning to the stage in February with its production of Dominique Morisseau’s drama “Pipeline.”
“Pipeline” follows the story of Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, and her son Omari who attends a private school. Omari attends a predominately white school, and an incident occurs between him and a teacher that puts him on the brink of expulsion.
“Important questions and passionate voices are raised in this timely piece about race, family conflict, and the American education system,” EMU Theatre said in a statement. “The title itself refers to the ‘school-to-prison pipeline,’ a harsh reality facing many young, black men and others from marginalized communities.”
Performances will be held Feb. 11-13 and 18-20 at the Legacy Theatre, located in the Judy Sturgis Building at 1030 E. Circle Drive. Performances will be held on Feb. 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m.
Masks are required to attend the event, and an empty seat will be left between parties. EMU Theatre urges anyone with COVID-19 symptoms to stay home. Refunds and exchanges will be available.
Tickets prices are $18 for regular admission, $14 for seniors over the age of 60, and $12 for students and MAINSTAGE patrons. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Judy Sturgis Hall Ticket Office, by phone at 734-487-2282, or online at www.emutix.com.
Guests are encoruaged to park in the Alexander Guest Lot and Ford Commuter and Staff Lot for a fee. Additonal parking is available at meters and the Pease Guest Lot. More information about parking can be found at www.parkemu.com.