From the mind of Nilaja Sun, creator of the Obie Award-winning hit No Child..., come Pike St., Sun's newest production coming to the Abrons Art Center this fall. In the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, a struggling family prepares to ride out the next big storm. Unable to move her teenaged daughter Candace—whose mysterious aneurysm has rendered her unable to move or breathe on her own—out of their crumbling tenement, Evelyn plans for more than just survival: she fights for healing and redemption. With Pike St., Nilaja Sun uses her trademark humor, political incisiveness, and virtuosity to bring to life the entirety of the Lower East Side, from decorated Puerto Rican war veteran Manny, to octogenarian downstairs neighbor Mrs. Applebaum, to Candace herself. Pike St., written and performed by Ms. Sun and directed by Epic’s Executive Director Ron Russell, and will begin performances on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in the Experimental Theater at Abrons Art Center (466 Grand Street). Opening Night is set for Sunday, November 15th.
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