by Robert Schenkkan
directed by Desdemona Chiang
Nov 29 – Dec 23, 2017
Thu / Fri / Sat / Mon at 8pm
No shows Dec 4 or Dec 7
* ASL-interpreted performances on Dec 16 and 18.
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.