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This show closed on September 23, 2018

About No Child…

Named after the controversial No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, No Child… seeks to shed a light on the deep inequalities in America’s public education system and the multitude of ways it has failed our young people. Set inside the fictional Malcom X High School in the Bronx, No Child… follows Ms. Sun, a hopeful young teaching artist tasked with leading a boisterous class of sophomores in a performance of Timberlake Wetenbaker’s Our Country’s Good. Teaching theatre is not easy, and Ms. Sun must learn to navigate teenage angst, timid teachers and overworked administrators as she works to build a play and a community amongst her students.

No Child… is an insightful, hilarious and touching exploration of the New York City public school system by acclaimed actress and playwright, Nilaja Sun that aims to capture the life and love that exists in the classroom and the absurd struggles that educators and students face on a day to day basis.

Presented by Definition Theatre Company.

Run Time

1hr 20min (no intermission)

Start Date

End Date


Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Victory Gardens Theater

2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

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