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