Park Theatre Artistic Director Jez Bond directs Building The Wall, the European premiere of the political thriller that's already taken America by storm. Read More >
Park Theatre Artistic Director Jez Bond directs Building The Wall, the European premiere of the political thriller that’s already taken America by storm.
Building The Wall is written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, and explores how, under the right circumstances, the inconceivable can become the inevitable.
The result is a shockingly pertinent tale, and a visceral reaction to recent political developments in the world. Schenkkan himself writes of the production “The past is often the future, and in this play I have imagined a not so distant time.”
In 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 where history is written by the winners, Gloria wants a full account – unfiltered, and direct from source.
Building The Wall examines what happens when an ordinary person becomes a cog in a regime and how the inconceivable becomes the inevitable, hitting home hard in its UK premiere. The production will also experience a special 5th Birthday Gala performance at the Park Theatre.
This production is supported by Park Theatre’s Producers’ Circle.
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