About This Show

A family drama that will crack you up, Pipe Dreams tells the true story of Nicole Blaine’s struggle with her mother’s addiction to crack and her journey to get her life on track, raise her younger brother, and save her mother. Pipe Dreams is an often humorous tale of strength and triumph of the human spirit, guiding us to the realization that “fate is a sadistic motherfucker.” This is the East Coast premiere of this critically acclaimed show.

Here’s what the Los Angeles critics had to say:

“Nicole Blaine is a remarkable young actor with brains, beauty and rich comic delivery. Audiences will be fascinated by her personal journey and hilarious riffs on her family.” -L.A. Weekly

“The truth shines out of Nicole Blaine’s heartfelt story, and she tells it with humor, passion, dazzling charm, and a naturalness that many actors, or even civilians, would kill for… Blaine is delightful in performance, physically funny and likeable.” -Backstage West

“Blaine takes her difficult upbringing and turns it into something electrifying. The show has a little bit of everything and was very heartfelt and entertaining. The show was more than expected from a one-woman show and it, in fact, ‘rocked.'” -Roar of the Crowd, Goldstar Events

“At once brutally honest and light-hearted… Pipe Dreams stays far from (a) clichéd, sad, sappy tale… Blaine truly shines in this play, with her explosive energy that captivates and draws the audience into her intimate story… The writing… is truly the masterpiece of Pipe Dreams.” -Daily Trojan

Appropriate for ages: 14 and above

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 0min (1 intermission)
Dates: Opening Night: January 17, 2005 Final Performance: January 18, 2005
Location: Sande Shurin Theatre, New York City

311 W 43rd St,

New York,


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