Trump Drama Building the Wall Will Run Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   Trump Drama Building the Wall Will Run Off-Broadway The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright behind All the Way and The Kentucky Cycle has written the dramatic indictment of the Trump administration.
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Robert Schenkkan Walter McBride

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.”

The play is also being produced regionally across the U.S.

For more information visit buildingthewallplay.com.

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