Pike St.


From the playwright of the Obie Award-winning

No Child…



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466 Grand Street, on the Lower East Side



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Pike St. was made possible by the generous sponsorship support of

William J. & Kumi Martin


David Strathairn


Pike St. was originally commissioned by Epic Theatre Ensemble with support from




In the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, a struggling family prepares to ride out the next big storm.  Unable to move her teenaged daughter Candace, —whose mysterious aneurysm has rendered her unable to move or breathe on her own—out of their crumbling tenement, Evelyn plans for more than just survival: she fights for healing and redemption.  With PIKE ST. Nilaja Sun continues her partnership with Epic Theatre Ensemble for her first solo show since her international hit, the OBIE Award-winning NO CHILD…. Featuring her trademark humor, political incisiveness, and virtuosity, she brings to life the entirety of the Lower East Side, from decorated Puerto Rican war veteran Manny, to octogenarian downstairs neighbor Mrs. Applebaum, to Candace herself.  PIKE ST. also marks Sun’s return home to the Abrons Arts Center, where she took her first acting class and began her extraordinary artistic journey.

There will be post-show discussions after the performances.  Check back with us for specific topics, speakers and dates.




Photographs by Melissa Friedman

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