Nilaja Sun Brings Pike St. to Pillsbury House Theatre

For three weeks only, May 31-June 18, Pillsbury House Theatre will host the area premiere of Pike St. by Nilaja Sun.

Pike St. | May 31 – June 18, 2017 | Tickets
Written & Performed by Nilaja Sun
Directed by Ron Russell

In her amazing solo performance of Pike St., Nilaja Sun’s virtuosic performance style brings to life a vibrant community of colorful characters on Manhattan’s Lower East Side as they come together to prepare for an impending hurricane. With a keen political eye and gentle humor, Sun’s rich portrayals of three generations of a Puerto Rican family, an octogenarian downstairs neighbor, and a host of friends brings Pike St. and the people within it to life.

“[Nilaja Sun] portrays three generations of a Puerto Rican family…bringing each to life with a radiant grace that makes her virtuosity seem as natural as breathing.” –New York Times
“One of the greater acts of humanity you’re likely to see on…stage this year.” – Washington Post

Nilaja Sun is an actor, playwright and teaching artist. A native of the Lower East Side, she has worked proudly as a teaching artist in New York City for 15 years. TV/Film credits include Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, BrainDead, 30 Rock, Law & Order: SVU, and more. Nilaja’s Obie award winning solo piece No Child… was directed by Hal Brooks and commissioned and produced by Epic Theatre Ensemble. For her creation and performance of No Child… and its subsequent national tour, Nilaja garnered 21 awards including: an Obie Award, a Lucille Lortel Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards including the John Gassner Playwriting Award for Outstanding New American Play, a Theatre World Award, the Helen Hayes Award, two NAACP Theatre Awards, and was awarded the soloNOVA Award for Artist of the Year by terraNOVA Collective. She recently performed an extended run of a critically acclaimed solo piece Pike St. that was commissioned and produced by Epic and performed at the Abrons Arts Center.

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