No Child..., the Acclaimed Solo Show by Nilaja Sun
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The last date listed for No Child... was Wednesday December 19, 2007 / 7:30pm.
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Witness all the antics of America's favorite dizzy redhead and her Cuban crooner hubby as beloved '50s sitcom I Love Lucy is transformed into a live musical. Step back in time onto the Desilu soundstage where a charming host will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the latest hi-fi technology that makes this new thing called "television" possible. Then, the show starts, and Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel get up to their side-splitting antics in the familiar cozy surroundings of their New York apartment building and at the famed Tropicana Nightclub, where The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra delights with "Babalu" and other Cuban dance numbers. In between scenes, the Crystaltone Singers will perform live advertising jingles from the show's newest sponsors (Brylcreem, anyone?) in perfect '50s-style harmony. This is your chance to be a member of the studio audience at the taping of two classic I Love Lucy episodes -- "The Benefit" (Lucy agrees to get Ricky to perform in a benefit for her women's club, as long as she is the star of the show) and "Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined" (drops from the eye doctor make Lucy's vision blurry just as she's about to have a jitterbug audition for a movie role). Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Quotes & Highlights
- “Marvelous! Touching and funny.” -New York Times
- “Astounding! Sun brings us not her world but the world. An object lesson in what should not be missing from any life curriculum: hope.” -New Yorker
- See an excerpt from No Child... here.
- No Child...'s previous run at Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre was greeted enthusiastically by Goldstar's members.
written & performed by Nilaja Sun
directed by Hal Brooks
No Child... is a distillation of Nilaja Sun’s nine years’ experience as a teaching artist in the New York public schools. It follows her as she attempts to mount a production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play Our Country’s Good at a Bronx high school. Nilaja plays not only herself, but all the other characters in the story – her students and fellow teachers, parents and janitors, and even the security guard who mans the metal detector at the school gates.
Nilaja Sun worked as a teaching artist at a high school in the Bronx, where every day the students face huge challenges in simply coming to school. She directed them in a play, and their trials and triumphs form the basis of No Child... In a performance reminiscent of The Syringa Tree, Nilaja herself takes all the parts, transforming into the students, teachers, parents, administrators, janitors and security guards who inhabit our public schools and shape the future of America.
An award-winning hit in New York, No Child... is a virtuosic performance, joyous and heart-wrenching. In Nilaja’s words, “I created this piece to be a snapshot from the trenches, something entertaining and provocative that’ll get people talking about the state of our public schools.”
About the Ticket Supplier: American Repertory Theater
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) seeks to expand the boundaries of theatre, exploring the best texts from across cultures and ages. A resident company of professional artists, teachers, technicians, and administrators, the A.R.T. provides a home for outstanding directors, a training ground for young artists, and a vital cultural resource for the community.