No Child…

Written by Nilaja Sun
Directed by Lisa Ortenzi

October 08, 2009 - October 24, 2009

7:30pm and 3:00pm, Storefront Studio


"No Child..." is the award-winning one woman show based on Sun's experiences teaching at Malcolm X High School in the Bronx, where every day students struggle simply to come to school. One actor plays dozens of characters in this solo show, including teachers, students, parents, administrators, janitors and security guards. Created in response to No Child Left Behind, this exciting new work highlights how one determined woman can change the lives of countless others and exposes the inequity of the American public school system. 

The Creative Production Team Includes:

Curtis L. Young - Set, Lighting and Sound Design
Carly Garinger - Stage Manager

Featuring Nina Domingue* / Member Actor’s Equity Association

CPT is proud to present the return of No Child… by Nilaja Sun, onstage in the CPT Storefront Studio from October 8 – October 24.

The talented Nina Domingue plays dozens of characters in this hilarious and moving solo show that Fran Heller of the Cleveland Jewish News says “Just might be the best show you’ll see all year long. The 75-minute show packs an unforgettable wallop. Don’t miss it.” Tony Brown of the Plain Dealer raved “Few evenings in the theater are so thoroughly entertaining and educational…This is must-see theater.”



“Before you even finish reading this review, hurry and get your tickets to see what just might be the best show you’ll see all year long. Thank you, Raymond Bobgan, artistic director at CPT, for bringing this theatrical gem to our town. Thank you, Nina Domingue, for your bravura, life-altering performance. Thank you, Lisa Ortenzi, director, for a production brimming with intelligence and sensitivity, humor and compassion. The 75-minute show packs an unforgettable wallop. Domingue’s limber body, elastic face, and huge vocal range create a masterpiece of mimicry and performance art. Her seamless transformations…are a marvel of impeccable detail and deep empathy for her characters. Don’t miss it.”
Fran Heller, Cleveland Jewish News

“Nina Domingue is a diminutive, earthy yet not-of-this earth force of nature….It’s an intimate experience that belongs on everyone’s must-see list. But because it’s in a 50-seat storefront space, you should literally run rather than walk to the box office. Few evenings in the theater are so thoroughly entertaining and educational without being in the least condescending or preachy. …This is must-see theater.”
Tony Brown, Cleveland Plain Dealer

“If you are smart you will go to the phone right now… and order tickets to see No Child…. There are not enough superlatives in the English language to describe Nina Domingue’s one-woman performance in this well written and conceived play. Domingue so consumes the various roles that it is almost impossible to believe that only one, not fifteen performers appear on stage. BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! Go see this show!”
Roy Berko, Cool Cleveland

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