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Inside Out of the Lunchbox

Vanderbilt University joins Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) Education for the InsideOut of the Lunch Box series which is a lunchtime series that includes enlightening panel discussions, performance excerpts, and a free lunch.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
TPAC’s Johnson Theater
Lunch is served beginning at 11:30 am.
Program from Noon - 1:00 pm.
A free boxed lunch will be provided to the first 250 to RSVP

by Dominique Morisseau

A mother’s fight to give her son a future

A mother’s hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him in Pipeline, the riveting new play by Dominique Morisseau. Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? With profound compassion and lyricism, Pipeline brings an urgent conversation powerfully to the fore. Don’t miss this deeply moving story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future — without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.

This is a free event, but reservations are required.  To RSVP, REGISTER ONLINE by October 16.  You must register to receive a complimentary lunch.