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Face Off Theatre stages Pipeline

A mother fighting to give her son a future is the theme of Pipeline, a drama to be performed by Face Off Theatre Company July 16–18 at the Dormouse Theatre, 1030 Portage St.

This drama by Detroit playwright Dominique Morriseau was first staged off-Broadway. It focuses on an inner-city public high school teacher, Nya, who is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son, Omari, opportunities the students will never have. When a controversial incident at Omari’s private boarding school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. July 16 and 17 and 2 p.m. July 17 and 18. For ticket prices, to purchase tickets or for more information, visit