By Robert Schenkkan
Directed by Sean Devine
Starring Brad Long and Cassandre Mentor
November 30–December 9, 2017 (preview Nov. 29)
Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
The Canadian premiere of a powerful, politically charged drama that couldn’t be more timely, by one of America’s top playwrights. It’s 2019, and the Trump administration has carried out its campaign promise to round up and detain millions of illegal immigrants. Now, a history professor interviews a prison warden awaiting sentencing for carrying out the federal policy that has escalated into the unimaginable. Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan’s Building the Wall is a terrifying and gripping exploration of the nature of complicity, and of what happens if we let fear win.
This provocative and in-demand new play is getting multiple productions across the US, including an Off-Broadway New York City premiere in May!
“Building the Wall should be seen and shuddered over.” –LA Times
“It simmers with of-the-moment urgency, and logically illustrates, step by step, how fascism can gradually take root.” –Hollywood Reporter
Intended for adults but also suitable for mature teens.
Adult: $36 + $3 facility fee = $39
Senior (65+): $32 + $3 facility fee = $35
Student/Artist*/Unwaged/Preview: $20 + $3 facility fee = $23
*including Theatre Ontario members