New World Stages presents Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan's new play set in a not-too-distant future when Trump's administration has carried out his campaign promise to round up and detain millions of immigrants. More…
In a time when shocking campaign rhetoric turns into real policies, 'Building the Wall' reveals the power of theater to question who we are and where we might be going. This harrowing drama strives to deliver a powerful warning and put a human face on the inhuman by revealing how when personal accountability is denied, what seems inconceivable becomes inevitable.
See it if powerful case TRUMP launching events sliding country into "final solution" 4 immigrants; James Dale terrific lead showing banality of evil
Don't see it if play provides no new insights 2 rise of Trump; not subtle theatrically, in this 2 hander, Tunie as questioner not effective foil 2 Dale
See it if You're interested in extremely current, topical plays about societal issues & what our future might look like under a Trump administration.
Don't see it if You're already seething about Trump and need theatre to de-stress you instead of reminding you of his agenda.
See it if you enjoy political themed stories referencing the past, present and possible future.
Don't see it if you are so leery of our present government that one more crisis will send you over the edge. This is a very disturbing play.
See it if Politically themed drama that packs a serious punch is your thing. You are appalled by the road our country has been put on by Trump !
Don't see it if You like Trump because this powerfully written drama whose theme is an imagined horrendous result of his immigration policy is hard to watch
See it if You worry about where DT's executive actions are taking the country and their unintended consequences.
Don't see it if You think Trump is doing a good job.
Also Schenken writes a play that builds from the start to a climactic end.
See it if you're interested in a what-if scenario regarding immigration, deportation, and going too far. Gives you something to think about.
Don't see it if you get bored by a play with only two characters, you don't like matter-of-fact dialogue or political theater
See it if you want a political thriller with drama so real that you might find it on an episode of Homeland or even in the news.
Don't see it if you don't want to be confronted by heavy political themes or are looking for something comedic/uplifting.
See it if are looking for a worst case scenario about our current political climate. It is an interesting study that is far fetched and speculative.
Don't see it if You prefer political shows that are not one sided and not designed as propaganda.
See it if you like a play that is extremely well acted, cautionary, can be emotionally harrowing and deals with a societal trend that is alarming.
Don't see it if desire light entertainment, non political content and happy endings.
See it if you are looking for a theater experience that will have you talking about it LONG AFTER you leave the theater that evening and weeks later!!
Don't see it if you are not interested in having a mind blowing experience in the theater.
See it if You hate Trump, have nothing better to do, and can't get cheap tickets to anything else.
Don't see it if You have anything else to do. I really don't bash shows--I can almost always find something good--and I just couldn't find it in this. Sorry
See it if You like 2-character plays about intense, relevant social issues. There's cussing. Minimal set. Prejudice issues. Political rhetoric & anger
Don't see it if Dislike all of the above... It's not anti-any-one-particular-candidate... 85-minutes... Of intensity... Great acting! See it. It won't hurt.
See it if You would like to see where a dystopian, right wing, anti-immigrant agenda might lead. Great acting, stunning conclusion.
Don't see it if You believe all is well in the world and that seemingly 'right' policies cannot go awfully wrong.
See it if - You like plays which describe how a dystopian environment could develop if potential events are taken to their illogical conclusion
Don't see it if You believe dystopian or dysfunctional regimes are not possible future scenarios. You believe history can't repeat itself ... in some form
See it if you wish to see new work addressing the current socio-political climate in the US
Don't see it if you do not enjoy speculative, political stories
See it if You are interested in speculative depictions of near future events
Don't see it if You want something visually stunning or if you want to escape current politics and fears
See it if you enjoy political thrillers masterfully written. It needs to be seen so we remember what is at risk & how easily everything can be lost.
Don't see it if you are in Trumpian denial.
See it if You want to explore your own feelings about human responsibility in relation to authority. You want to be motivated to keep resisting abuse.
Don't see it if You don't want to test the limits of your compassion for humankind,
Also I wish this weren't closing....
See it if You love current events with a spin. Or if you love a well preformed and written play. A 90min show makes one question and feel many things.
Don't see it if You are looking for a big Broadway show. The only thing big here is talent. Don't see it if your not a fan of in"real time" shows like 24
See it if you like powerful drama flowing from the major political and societal issues of our time.
Don't see it if politics bore you, you're white fragile, or you need a happy ending.