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Building the Wall – Renton Civic Theatre
January 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until January 18, 2020
Renton Civic Theatre and Dukesbay Productions present a staged reading of “Building the Wall” by Robert Schenkkan
The play consists of two main characters, Rick and Gloria. Rick has been arrested and Gloria is interviewing him. Gloria is a black, female school teacher and is asking him questions about the prisons for a book she is writing. Rick is in custody because he was involved in running a Texas prison where illegal immigrants are placed. These prisons were set up by Donald Trump in an attempt to get rid of illegal immigrants in the United States. The prisons have outbreaks of diseases due to terrible sanitary and health conditions, which can be attributed to overcrowding. To solve this issue, members of the National Security Agency (NSA) insisted on setting up chambers where the illegal immigrants will be transferred…
“Imagine a nightmare resulting from the President’s immigration policies. Imagine what can happen if we let fear win.”
Directed by Randy Clark
Featuring Scott C. Brown and Ieisha McIntyre
Playwright Robert Schenkkan Jr. won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for his play “The Kentucky Cycle,” which had its world premiere at Intiman Theatre in Seattle in 1991. It was the first time in the history of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama that a play that had not first been presented in New York City won the award.