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After closing early at Central Square Theater, ‘Pipeline’ can now be streamed

Hubens “Bobby” Cius and Sandra Seoane-Serí in "Pipeline."Nina Groom

“Pipeline,’’ a powerful production at Cambridge’s Central Square Theater that closed two weeks early due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is now available for streaming.

Written by Dominique Morisseau (“Skeleton Crew,’’ “Paradise Blue,’’ the book for the Broadway musical “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations’’), “Pipeline’’ is a drama about the challenges facing young Black men and the crisis engulfing one particular Black family.

Under the direction of Dawn M. Simmons, Alexandria Danielle King delivers a wrenching portrayal of Nya, a divorced public school teacher agonizing over the possibility that the life of her teenage son, Omari, will be irretrievably damaged by expulsion from his elite private school after he has a run-in with a white teacher. As Omari, Hubens “Bobby’’ Cius makes the youth’s inner conflict compelling.


A coproduction of The Nora (previously known as the Nora Theatre Company) and the Berkshire County-based WAM Theatre, “Pipeline’’ was originally supposed to run through March 29 but closed on March 15 as concerns spread about the coronavirus outbreak.

However, it was captured in a multi-camera video recording, and that recording will be available for purchase on the video platform Vimeo until 11:59 p.m. on April 5, with pricing at a sliding scale that starts at $10. Go to for payment and instructions.

A portion of the proceeds will be shared with the cast and creative team of “Pipeline,’’ according to Central Square Theater.

Don Aucoin can be reached at Follow him @GlobeAucoin.