Nya is a single mom and dedicated teacher at a high-poverty city school, determined to give her teenaged son Omari opportunities that her students will never have. When an altercation with a teacher at his private school threatens Omari’s future, Nya has to fight a system that’s against him in any environment. A searing, eloquent, and deeply compassionate look at a broken education system, the moments we are pushed to our limits, and the ferocity of one parent’s love.

Presented by Studio Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$20 - $90

Discount Tickets Available Students, Seniors, Active Military, Under 30

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Box Office Phone: 202-332-3300

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 01/15/2020 - 02/23/2020
Sunday 02:00pm07:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday 08:00pm--
Wednesday 08:00pm--
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Dark Days

  • 01/18/2020 - 2:00pm
  • 01/19/2020 - 7:00pm
  • 02/13/2020 - 8:00pm


  • 02/14/2020 - 8:00pm


  • 02/16/2020 - 8:00pm

Open Caption

  • 02/08/2020 - 2:00pm
  • 02/12/2020 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
Justin Weaks Omari
Ro Boddie Dun
Bjorn DuPaty Xavier
Monica Rae Summers Gonzalez Jasmine
Andrea Harris Smith Nya
Pilar Witherspoon Laurie
Production Personnel
Dominique Morisseau
Awoye Timpo
Costume Designer
Sarita Fellows
Set Designer
Arnulfo Maldonado
Sound Designer
Fan Zhang
Lighting Designer
Jesse Belsky
Projections/Media Designer
Kelly Colburn


Studio Theatre - Mead Theatre
1501 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Getting There

  • Dupont Circle (Red Line)
  • McPherson Square (Blue/Orange Lines)
  • U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Green/Yellow Lines)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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