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  Building the Wall at Athenaeum Theatre

Building the Wall

Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Chicago

From Pulitzer and Tony winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge - Academy Award nomination), comes a provocative 80-minute theatrical event written in a white-hot fury. In a time when shocking campaign rhetoric turns into real policies, Building the Wall urgently reveals the power of theater to question who we are and where we might be going.

Presented by Stage Left Theatre

Thru - Oct 22, 2017

Half Price Tickets

Thu, Sep 28: 8:00pm
Fri, Sep 29: 8:00pm
Sat, Sep 30: 8:00pm
Sun, Oct 1: 3:00pm
Thu, Oct 5: 8:00pm
Fri, Oct 6: 8:00pm
Sat, Oct 7: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun, Oct 8: 3:00pm
Thu, Oct 12: 8:00pm
Fri, Oct 13: 8:00pm
Sat, Oct 14: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun, Oct 15: 3:00pm
Thu, Oct 19: 8:00pm
Fri, Oct 20: 8:00pm
Sat, Oct 21: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun, Oct 22: 3:00pm

Price: $20-$32

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-935-6875

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  Building the Wall Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...Despite potentially high stakes, their 75-minute encounter is inert. Gloria already knows the answers to nearly every question she poses, and Rick, who desperately wants his side of the story made known, has no reason to talk to an interviewer who continually points out how mistaken he is. In short, neither needs anything from the other, and we're left with a predictable explication of the current divide between liberals and conservatives. Understandably, director Amy Szerlong can't bring this Stage Left premiere to convincing life."
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Justin Hayford

Third Coast Review - Somewhat Recommended

"...Your stomach may be tied in knots at some of the descriptions in Rick's discourse. The problem is that there's really no tension between the two characters. Rick wants his side of the story told but his answers are no surprise to Gloria. Szerlong's direction is capable and both Buzzuto and Jones give fine performances. But perhaps it's too soon for this play. Do we need a little time for current issues to become good theater?"
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Nancy Bishop

   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

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