Building the Wall

Actors Theatre is proud to announce a special, one-night-only reading of Robert Schenkkan’s newest play, Building the Wall, directed by Artistic Director Les Waters (Recent Alien Abductions, Macbeth, For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday), and co-hosted by the ACLU of Kentucky, Jefferson County Chapter of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, Fairness Campaign, Highland Baptist Church, Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Kentucky Interfaith Taskforce on Latin America and the Caribbean, Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice and Mijente Louisville. This two-person cast will feature Drew Fracher, best known to audiences as the perennial director of Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol, and local actor and educator Kristi Papailler. Building the Wall plays on October 15 at 7 p.m. at Highland Baptist Church. Pam McMichael, Executive Director of the Highlander Center (2005-2016) and co-founder of Showing up for Racial Justice and the Fairness Campaign, will facilitate a post-reading conversation, with featured guest Sarah Nuñez with Mijente Louisville. A second performance is scheduled for students at Central High School.

It’s the very near future, and the Trump administration has carried out his campaign promise to round up and detain millions of immigrants. Now, a writer interviews the supervisor of a private prison as he awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal policy that has escalated into the unimaginable. This riveting, harrowing 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.

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