Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Park Theatre's BUILDING THE WALL
In the UK Premiere from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning writer Robert Schenkkan (Hacksaw Ridge, All the Way), the political thriller Building The Wall comes to Park Theatre. A harrowing tale of the terrible events that resulted when Donald Trump made good on his promise to build a "beautiful wall" between Mexico and the United States. The official press night will be Friday 4 May, 7pm.
2019, America. Rick is incarcerated awaiting sentencing for the crime of the century. He grants just one interview - to Gloria, an African American historian. In a world of 'fake news' surrounding one of the world's most powerful and controversial political figures, Gloria is Rick's only chance to tell his version of the truth.
Written by Robert Schenkkan, Building the Wall examines what happens when an ordinary person becomes a cog in a regime and how the inconceivable becomes the inevitable. Robert Schenkkan is a Pulitzer Prize, Tony, and WGA Award winner, and three-time Emmy nominated writer. Author of sixteen plays: All the Way, The Great Society, Hanussen, Shadowplay, By the Waters of Babylon, Handler, A Single Shard, Devil and Daniel Webster, Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates, Final Passages, The Marriage of Miss Hollywood and King Neptune, Heaven on Earth, Tachinoki, The Dream Thief, and The Kentucky Cycle (Pulitzer prize, Tony and Drama Desk nominations) and a musical, The Twelve. In its first year, Building The Wall has had over 60 US productions as well as performances in Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Austria, and Tehran. His film writing credits include Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson and starring Andrew Garfield, and The Quiet American directed by Phillip Noyce. His TV credits include: All The Way, The Pacific (WGA Award, two Emmy and Humanitas nominations), The Andromeda Strain, Crazy Horse and Spartacus.
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Photo Credit: Mark Douet