What Did New York Critics Think of the Trump-Inspired Building the Wall?

The Verdict   What Did New York Critics Think of the Trump-Inspired Building the Wall?
 
The new political drama by Pulitzer Prize and Tony winner Robert Schenkkan opened May 24 at New World Stages.
James Badge Dale and Tamara Tunie
James Badge Dale and Tamara Tunie Carol Rosegg

The New York premiere of Robert Schenkkan’s political drama Building the Wall officially opened May 24 at New World Stages. The new work by the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning playwright who wrote All the Way arrived Off-Broadway May 12 following an acclaimed run in Los Angeles.

Building the Wall is a two-person political suspense thriller starring James Badge Dale (The Departed) and Tamara Tunie (Julius Caesar), with direction by by Ari Edelson.

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.”

Read what critics thought of the Off-Broadway production below:

AM New York (Matt Windman)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

NY Daily News

Variety (Frank Rizzo)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

The limited Off-Broadway engagement is scheduled to play through July 9. For tickets and more information visit BuildingtheWall.com.

LOVE BROADWAY? CHECK OUT THE NEW ARRIVALS AT THE PLAYBILL STORE!

Latest News