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No Child...


Wed 15 May 2013, 1:00pm
Thu 16 May 2013, 1:00pm
Fri 17 May 2013, 8:00pm
Sat 18 May 2013, 8:00pm
Sun 19 May 2013, 5:00pm

Where: Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda East, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Concession/Under 30: $35.00
  • Groups of 10+: $40.00
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Listed by: pressrelease

Following her sell-out tour at last year’s Melbourne Festival, Nilaja Sun returns for another season of No Child… at Theatre Works this May.
After eight years of teaching in some of New York’s toughest schools, Nilaja Sun decided to turn her experience to creating No Child… a mesmerising solo show that, with pep and humour, depicts the battle-ground that US public education has become.
The story of a newly employed drama teacher, struggling to teach students who don’t expect much more than to drop out, get pregnant or go to jail, No Child… has blazed its way across stages in the US and Europe, flooring audiences and critics with its honesty and energy, and igniting debate with its searing portrayal of a public school system in crisis.
Nilaja Sun is a revelation: displaying uncanny comic timing and a prodigious ear for mimicry, she switches with ease between an impressive array of characters – teachers, parents, security guards, administrators and students – sketching out a quirky and dysfunctional high school ecosystem.
A brilliant revelation of the disparities that lie at the heart of America, No Child… is an incisive portrait of a broken system and a rallying cry on behalf of an entire generation.

'She is electrifying. Watching her with nothing but her own talent performing and her own words on a nearly empty stage will very possibly turn out to be one of the great pleasures of this year's Melbourne Festival. No Child... is in a class of its own.'
* * * * * Herald Sun

'It is theatre in its purest form, delivered with passion, intelligence and integrity.' * * * * * Australian Stage

'It illustrates the power of theatre.' * * * * 1/2 Arts Hub

‘Nilaja Sun's astonishing one-woman show bores under the skin of America's public education system.’ * * * * The Age

Season: Tuesday 7 - Sunday 19 May
Times: Tues-Sat at 8:00pm Wed & Thurs at 1:00pm Sun at 5:00pm
Bookings: or (03) 9534 3388
Tickets: $45 full / $35 conc & under 30 / $40 groups 10+ (plus booking fee)
Venue: Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda