by Robert Schenkkan

Nov 29 – Dec 23, 2017

12th Ave Arts, Studio Theatre
1620 12th Ave (@ Pine), Seattle, WA

On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Over the next sixteen months, events would unravel that test every American’s strength of character: executive actions, an immigration round-up of unprecedented scale, and a declaration of martial law. Rick finds himself caught up as the frontman of the new administration’s edicts and loses his humanity. In a play that recalls George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and the Nazi regime, BUILDING THE WALL is a terrifying and gripping exploration of what happens if we let fear win.

directed by Desdemona Chiang

Shermona Mitchell as Gloria
Tim Gouran as Rick

Scenic design by Shelby Choo
Costume design by Christine Tschirgi
Lighting design by Jessica Trundy