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.
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.

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