“Pike St. is based on the neighborhood I was raised in so it’ll be doubly meaningful to perform it where I had such life affirming experiences.”
WHO: Nilaja Sun, Writer/performer
WHAT: “Award-winning Nilaja Sun (No Child…) breathes life into a vibrant mix of Lower East Side residents in her latest solo show. At the heart of Pike St. is Evelyn. She’s balancing welcoming her Navy SEAL brother home, keeping her eccentric father out of trouble and providing electricity for her daughter on life-support. All this before a hurricane hits NYC. Pike St. is one of 2017’s unmissable shows.”
WHERE: Roundabout @ Summerhall (Venue 26)
WHEN: 15:00 (75 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
I first came to Edinburgh in 2010 to perform my last solo piece No Child… The experience of performing for such exuberant and in tune audiences made me promise myself to return with a new show. Pike St. is based on the neighborhood I was raised in so it’ll be doubly meaningful to perform it where I had such life affirming experiences.
Tell us about your show.
Pike St. is a solo piece that follows a family in New York City during a disastrous hurricane. I am excited to be working with Scott Morphee and the Barrow St. Theatre, who originally produced No Child… at the Fringe in 2010, and previously off Broadway and throughout the U.S. from 2006- 2011. After Edinburgh, I will be taking Pike St. to Melbourne, Australia and then back to the States (Detroit, and Berkeley, Ca).
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
I look forward to seeing Adam from the National Theatre of Scotland, at the Traverse. It looks like it will be enlightening, heart breaking and soulful. I go to the theatre to have my heart break a little so this is right up my alley.
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