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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 25 2007

It was amazing to see Nilaja Sun move so fluidly between the various characters she portrayed. She has so much energy! We had great seats and we really enjoyed the show.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 25 2007

This play was phenomenal. I would highly recommend it - the topic is thought-provoking and the acting superb.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 19 2007

Was quite impressed. Glad that I was able to make the run before it left town. Have recommended it to my friends.

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Website

http://www.amrep.org/nochild

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. _

Description

_No Child… _

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.