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Texas Theatre and Dance presents Building the Wall Film & Theater

  • The University of Texas at Austin Ocsar G. Brockett Theatre
  • 300 E. 23rd Street
  • Austin, TX 78712
  • August 30, 2017
    August 31, 2017
    September 1, 2017
    September 2, 2017
    September 3, 2017
    September 5, 2017
    September 6, 2017
    September 7, 2017
    September 8, 2017
    September 10, 2017
  • Phone: (512) 477-6060
  • Time: Varied times by day

From Pulitzer Prize and Tony® Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (All the Way, The Kentucky Cycle, Hacksaw Ridge), comes the incendiary political thriller that is captivating audiences across the country.

Written in “a white heat” fury following the November 2016 election, Schenkkan’s Building the Wall imagines a dystopia impacted by President Trump’s border and immigration policies. It’s the near future and millions of undocumented immigrants have been detained in overflowing prisons. Now, a writer interrogates the director of a private prison as he awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal policy that has escalated into the unimaginable. This riveting and illuminating drama delivers a powerful warning and puts a human face on the inhuman, revealing how, when personal accountability is denied, what seems inconceivable becomes inevitable.
"A mesmerizing and shocking new play that simmers with of-the-moment urgency."
- The Hollywood Reporter
The regional premiere, directed by Brant Pope, showcases a professional cast, including Franchelle Stewart Dorn as “Gloria” and David Sitler as “Rick.”
The running time for Building the Wall is approximately 90 minutes. There is no intermission.
The play includes adult language and mature content and may be inappropriate for age 13 and under.
Tickets on sale beginning June 19, 2017

Aug. 30, 7:30 PM
Aug. 31, 7:30 PM
Sep. 1, 7:30 PM
Sep. 2, 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sep. 3, 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sep. 5, 7:30 PM
Sep. 6, 7:30 PM
Sep. 7, 7:30 PM
Sep. 8, 7:30 PM
Sep. 10, 2:00 PM

Texas Theatre and Dance presents Building the Wall
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  • The University of Texas at Austin Ocsar G. Brockett Theatre