The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pike St. created and performed by Nilaja Sun

WHAT: Pike St. created and performed by Nilaja Sun
WHERE: Academy of Music 274 Main St. Northampton, MA
WHEN: November 23, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Sponsored by Northampton Cooperative Bank

Pike St., Nilaja Sun’s highly praised sixth play, vividly brings
to life a family on New York’s Lower East Side.

As a storm approaches, Evelyn is trying to assure the safety of her teenage daughter, Candi, whose unidentified illness hasimmobilized her. Caring for Candi has forced Evelyn to quit her job as a subway conductor; still, she helps support both her philandering father and her brother, who has returned to New York from Afghanistan and suffers from PTSD. Just behind the grace and humor with which Evelyn manages to hold together her own life and those of the people who depend on her is the constant threat of both natural and man-made disasters. Age recommendation: 16+

Nilaja Sun is an actress, playwright, and teaching artist,
who has had many roles in television and film.
She is best known for No Child . . . (2006), her solo performance
piece based on her experience as an arts educator in New York City schools, which won Obie and Lucille Lortel awards.

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