PIPELINE Runs Sept. 22-Oct. 16


Jay Wade as Omari, Sharrell D. Luckett as Nya.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
Sept. 22-Oct. 16

Directed by Ron OJ Parson

Cast: Bryant Bentley as Dun, Kenneth Early as Xavier, Sharrell D. Luckett as Nya, Regina Pugh as Laurie, Angelica Santiago as Jasmine & Jay Wade as Omari

Nya, a public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son, Omari, opportunities they’ll never have. But when an explosive incident at his prestigious private school threatens to get him expelled, will all her efforts be lost? A compelling, must-see portrait of parenthood, education, and the experience of young black men in America, Pipeline brings an urgent conversation powerfully to the forefront. This is the deeply moving story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future—without turning her back on the community that made him who he is. This production contains mature language and content and may not be suitable for all audiences.

9/14/21 Covid-19 Policy: All guests 12 years and older are required to be fully vaccinated. Guests who are 12 years and older will need to be fully vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination matching photo ID for entry. Guests will need to show proof of vaccination each time they attend a performance. For guests who are not vaccinated—including those under the age of 12they must provide proof of one of the following instead of evidence of vaccination:

  • negative COVID-19 antigen test, taken within 24 hours of the performance start time, OR
  • negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken within 72 hours of the performance start time.
  • COVID tests must be administered by an official testing center, healthcare provider, or pharmacy. Self-administered tests will not be accepted.
    Note: Always verify the latest policy changes before attendance.
  • In preview, Tue, Sept. 21 at 7pm
  • Wed-Thu, Sept. 22-23 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Sept. 24 at 8pm
  • Sat, Sept. 25 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 26 at 2pm
  • Tue-Thu, Sept. 28-30 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Oct. 1 at 8pm
  • Sat, Oct. 2 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 3 at 2pm
  • Tue-Thu, Sept. 28-30* at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Oct. 1 at 8pm
  • Sat, Oct. 2 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 3 at 2pm
  • Tue-Thu, Oct. 5-7** at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Oct. 8 at 8pm
  • Sat, Oct. 9 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 10 at 2pm
  • Tue-Thu, Oct. 12-14 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Oct. 15 at 8pm
  • Sat, Oct. 16 at 2pm & 8pm
    *9/30 – Audio described
    **10/6 – ASL interpreted

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