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Pipeline – Streaming Video
May 1 - May 23
An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating indefinitely
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is thrilled to be back onstage – albeit with a limited cast and for the purpose of filming rather than presenting live – for the pandemic-delayed production of Dominique Morisseau’s noted work, “Pipeline.” WBTT is currently rehearsing the show, which it will film, present during outdoor screenings at its Theatre Arts Center in late April, and then make available via streaming video in May. “Pipeline” follows Nya, a dedicated inner-city public high school teacher, who is desperate to give her only son, Omari, opportunities her students will never have. When a controversial incident at his private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own fight to give her son a future — without turning her back on their community. Presenting sponsor is Benjamin Handelman in Memory of Judith G. Handelman. Leading sponsors are Shelley and Sy Goldblatt, Sidney and Mary Harris, and Howard Millman and Carolyn Michel. Outdoor screenings will take place at WBTT’s Theatre Arts Center (1012 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota) from April 24-30 at 8 p.m.; streaming video will be available from May 1-23. Tickets for the outdoor screenings of “Pipeline!” are $20 per person, with seating in socially distanced parties of one or two. Tickets for on-demand streaming of the video are $20 per household. Visit westcoastblacktheatre.org or call the Box Office at 941-366-1505.