The Academy of Music is proud to present the East Coast premiere of Building the Wall, the newest play by Pulitzer Prize – and Tony Award – winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. It’s the very near future, and the Trump administration has carried out his campaign promises to round up and detain millions of immigrants. Now, a writer interviews the supervisor of a private prison as he awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal policy that has escalated into the unimaginable. This riveting, harrowing and illuminating drama delivers a powerful warning and puts a human face on the inhuman, revealing when personal accountability is denied, what seems inconceivable becomes inevitable.
“Terrifyingly plausible dystopian fiction. ‘Building the Wall’ imagines the unimaginable. It should be seen!” – LA Times
Sunday Sep 24, 2017
Doors: 1:30 PM
Show: 2:00 PM
General Admission// $22 (plus applicable fees)