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Pike St (Barrow Street Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 19 August 2017

Nilaja Sun hits the stage with all the force of the hurricane that’s about to hit the Pike Street residents. Her astonishing one-woman performance shines a light onto a collection of vibrant lives, shown before they are tragically stolen away and forgotten by the world. Sun injects phenomenal depth into an impressive range of Lower East side characters, focusing on a family of second generation Puerto Rican immigrants. Moving with incredible fluidity and energy between roles, Sun paints a rich portrait of these wonderful lives, demonstrating an exceptional eye for detail and offering a momentary glimpse into a community that has fallen between the cracks of society. A quite literally breathtaking performance.

Summerhall, until 27 Aug
tw rating 5/5 | [Stephanie Stapleton]