Special Benefit Staged Reading of
Building the Wall
by Robert Shenkkan
directed by Benny Sato Ambush
featuring Steve Barkhimer & Patrice Jean-Baptiste
October 16, 2017 at 7pm
All Tickets $25
Two years from now, that policy has resulted in the mass round-up of millions of undocumented immigrants, with their incarceration overflowing into private prisons and camps reminiscent of another century. The former warden for one facility is awaiting sentencing for what happened under his watch. In a riveting interview with an historian who has come seeking the truth, he gradually reveals how the unthinkable became the inevitable, and the faceless illegals under his charge became the face of tragedy. A harrowing drama from Pulitzer Prize Winner Robert Schenkkan (All the Way, The Kentucky Cycle) imagining the consequences of President Trump’s anti-immigration campaign rhetoric if turned into federal policy.
After the reading, please join us for a panel discussion featuring Mojdeh Rohani, Executive Director, Community Legal Services and Counseling Center; Denzil Mohammed, Director, Public Education Institute, Immigrant Learning Center, and Judy Hikes, from the Friends of the Cambridge Community Learning Center. Respondents will include members of our local immigrant communities.
Proceeds from the reading will benefit Central Square Theater, Friends of the Community Learning Center, Community Legal Services and Counseling Center, and the Immigrant Learning Center.
A very special thanks to Diane Portnoy, Founder and CEO of The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc., for her generous support in underwriting this reading of Building The Wall.