Building the Wall by Robert Schenkkan @ Drachengasse, Vienna [vom 25. September bis 7. Oktober]

Building the Wall by Robert Schenkkan

- 7.
20:00 - 23:00

Fleischmarkt 22/Drachengasse 2, 1010 Wien
Starring: Dave Moskin, Flo Wilson
Directed by Joanna Godwin-Seidl
Asstistant Director: Olivia Rosenberger

Robert Schenkkan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (“The Kentucky Cycle”) who co-wrote the screenplay for “Hacksaw Ridge,” has a new play that explores the concept of the banality of evil in our own backyard. “Building the Wall,” imagines the unimaginable happening in Trump’s America.

From America’s most acclaimed political playwright, Pulitzer and Tony® winner & Academy Award® nominee), comes a provocative theatrical event written in a «white hot fury». In a time when shocking campaign rhetoric is turned into real policies, BUILDING THE WALL reveals the power of theatre to question who we are and where we might be going.

It is 2019. Rick, a former prison administrator, now finds HIMSELF imprisoned, awaiting a possible death sentence. Having run a private prison facility in Trump’s America, new immigration laws forced him to accept an overabundant influx of prisoners awaiting deportation. The pressures in this “for profit” facility, quickly begin to pile up. Rick is on his own to “figure things out”. The situation quickly spins out of control. Who’s really to blame for what ensued?

Gloria, a history professor, is here to interview him, to hear his story and, maybe understand the man behind the headlines.

A cautionary tale about how anybody caught in extraordinary circumstances can end up doing extraordinary things – but at what price?

The Hollywood Reporter “A mesmerizing and shocking new play that simmers with of-the-moment urgency.”

LA Times “Terrifyingly plausible dystopian fiction”

Variety “A scorcher of a play with gripping storytelling”

New York Times “A must-see show!”
Theater Drachengasse, Fleischmarkt 22, 1010 Wien
Tel.: 01/5131444
e-mail: [email protected]
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