Building the Wall (La Construccion del Muro)
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Building the Wall (La Construccion del Muro)

Building the Wall (La Construccion del Muro) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(9 Ratings)
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Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Masterful

About the Show

Teatro Espressivo and Teatro LATEA present the New York Spanish-language premiere of Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan’s dystopian drama. The production is performed with English subtitles.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (9)

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573 Reviews | 142 Followers
Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Fantasy (maybe not?), Dystopian (maybe not?)

See it if you want to see brilliance by both the author, Pulitzer Winner Robert Schenkkan, and translator,Gerardo Bolanos

Don't see it if you are triggered by an unapologetic white Nationalist, institutional mass murderer looking for "understanding". Read more

257 Reviews | 81 Followers
Great writing, Relevant, Must see, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You want to experience what “the wall” has done to the world. From start to finish you experience this prediction of present day horror.

Don't see it if You have difficulty with subtitles. I found it easy to read and experience the play. The actors are SO GOOD. Read more

669 Reviews | 385 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful, Riveting

See it if Want a true theatrical & powerful experience driven by US border policy and the ‘what if’ future. The playwright hit the nail on the head!

Don't see it if You are not open to see a vision of border policy. Read more

245 Reviews | 62 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Masterful

See it if you want an amazingly acted, intelligent play about how our country might treat illegal immigrants if we continue the path we are on.

Don't see it if you don't want to know how "the illegal immigrant problem" might be solved in the future if we don't fight for acceptance instead of hate.

251 Reviews | 43 Followers
A lesson that de-humanizing anyone brings about hate and cruelty, Felt like a slow descent from purgatory to hell, A playwright's warning of the future that might be, Shocking and surreal

See it if you like meaningful theatre with dystopian warnings of the direction our country might take without the intervention of our justice system.

Don't see it if you don't like political theatre which deals head on with the current cruel conditions of detaining undocumented immigrants in private jails Read more

443 Reviews | 145 Followers
Intelligent & effective adaptation, See it before it’s banned, Stay for talkback, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if A play written just before Trump’s election that, at the time, speculated on the possible detainment (& extermination) of immigrants.

Don't see it if you take a condescending view toward the past & think earlier generations were just less rational, more reckless, & less moral than today's. Read more

37 Reviews | 1 Follower
Boring, Intelligent, Slow, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of underacted, dialogue heavy message plays. The style is very understated, presumably favoring message over emotive acting.

Don't see it if You want to see action; you want to see stories happening, not get 2d-hand "interview" version. BUT my companion loved it, was not bored.

17 Reviews | 7 Followers
Relevant, Intense, Great staging

See it if you like political theater. The play is a warning about what could happen -- it was written in 2016 and some of it already has!

Don't see it if you don't speak Spanish or don't want to read subtitles. I found that watching this play in Spanish heightened the experience in this case.