Nilaja Sun's 'Pike St.' Added To New Hartford Stage Slate

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Obie-Award winning playwright, actor and teaching artist Nilaja Sun — whose so show “No Child…” was much produced play a decade ago — will perform her new solo show Pike St.. at Hartford Stage as 0art of its 2019-20 season

The last two productions of the season will be announced in the coming weeks.

Pike St.” is described: “ Sun vividly brings to life three generations of a Puerto Rican family on New York’s Lower East Side. Evelyn, a mother struggling to hold her life together with both grace and humor as she cares for her immobilized daughter and supports her womanizing father, relies on money from her brother who is serving abroad in Afghanistan. When he comes home, suffering from PTSD, Evelyn fights for her family’s healing, redemption and survival in the face of a threatening storm – both natural and man-made.”

No Child…, isa biographical solo piece based upon her experiences as a New York City teaching artist. 

Pike St., originally produced by Epic Theatre Ensemble, will be directed by Ron Russell.

Pike St. joins the previously announced mainstage productions for the 2019/2020 season, including Quixote Nuevo by Octavio Solis; Cry it Out by Molly Smith Metzler; and an adaptation of Jane Eyre from Hartford Stage Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Williamson. The beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas, will return for its 22nd season. 

Subscriptions for the six-play mainstage season are currently on sale. Visit, or call the Hartford Stage Box Office at 860-527-5151.

Tickets for A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas are on sale to subscribers only.  It is not part of a subscription series.

Single ticket and group sales for all shows will go on sale to the general public in July. For information on group sale discounts, visit or call (860) 527-5151.