Building the Wall, a new political drama written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan, which played a March world-premiere engagement at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, will receive a commercial Off-Broadway run this season.
Jeffrey Richards will produce the Off-Broadway run of the 90-minute two-hander, which will begin previews May 12 towards a May 21 opening night at New World Stages. The limited engagement is scheduled through July 9.
The production will co-star Tamara Tunie (Law & Order) and James Badge Dale (13 Hours, The Departed). Ari Edelson (The Orchard Project) will direct.
Tickets go on sale April 14.
Here’s how the 2019-set play is billed: “It’s the very near future, and the Trump administration has carried out his campaign promise to round up and detain millions of immigrants. Now, a writer (Tunie) interviews the supervisor (Badge) of a private prison as he awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal policy that has escalated into the unimaginable. This riveting, harrowing and illuminating drama delivers a powerful warning and puts a human face on the inhuman, revealing how when personal accountability is denied, what seems inconceivable becomes inevitable.”
For more information visit buildingthewallplay.com.