One actor performs dozens of characters in two strong plays coming this month to Detroit Public Theatre.
On Saturday, Detroit Public Theatre presents No Child by Nilaja Sun. Performances run on select dates through Nov. 19 at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.
In No Child, Sun transforms herself with rapid-fire precision into the teachers, students, parents and janitors who inhabit one New York City public school. See how one determined woman can change the lives of countless others in this tour de force piece crackling with wit and wisdom.
DPT presents Pike St. by Nilaja Sun on Friday, Nov. 24. Performances run through Dec. 3 at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.
Pike St. is set in New York’s Lower East Side, where a mother works hard to keep the electricity flowing for her daughter’s respirator while a hurricane looms nearby. As she prepares for disaster, a vibrant host of characters brings new meaning to the phrase “it takes a village.”