Pike Street

Fri 4th – Sun 27th Aug 2017


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Barrow Street Productions


Pike ST – Summerhall

Following the notable success of No Child…, which ran for a year at Barrow Street Theatre in New York and debuted at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010, Nilaja Sun returns to The Fringe with her new one-woman show, PIKE ST. fresh from a strong critical response in the U.S.

Set in a diverse neighbourhood in the shadow of Manhattan Bridge, PIKE ST. tells the story of a desperate mother unable to move her stricken daughter down five flights of stairs during an approaching hurricane. As she works to keep the electricity flowing into her daughter's respirator, an entire community of colourful characters – a decorated war veteran, her ne’er-do-well father, and her octogenarian downstairs neighbour – offer their help, casting new light on the phrase "it takes a village."

“She brings each [character] to life with a radiant grace that makes her virtuosity seem as natural as breathing.” Charles Isherwood, New York Times [on PIKE ST.]

“Nilaja Sun is a conjuror and an athlete, a raucous comedian and a poet of hidden pain, a virtuoso at seemingly every skill the stage requires.” Hilton Als, The New Yorker [on PIKE ST.]

“Seeing Nilaja Sun perform solo is like watching a virtuosic musician…she conjures a vibrant community alone on stage … Sun demands that we stop and acknowledge the humanity in folks who are often treated as invisible.” Time Out [on PIKE ST.] ****


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