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    Anti-Donald Trump Play, ‘Building the Wall,’ Shuts Down in NYC After Poor Ticket Sale

    Anti-Donald Trump Play, ‘Building the Wall,’ Shuts Down in NYC After Poor Ticket Sales

    by JEROME HUDSON
    3 Jun 2017
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    An Off-Broadway play that paints an ominous picture of a post-President Trump America is shutting down in New York City after struggling to build an audience in the liberal city.

    Building the Wall, written by Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, is closing a month early, the play’s producer Jeffrey Richards told the New York Times.

    Schenkkan took to Twitter Friday to announce the play’s “final performances this weekend,” ahead of its original July 9 end date:

    ROBERT SCHENKKAN @ROBERTSCHENKKAN
    Final performances this weekend for @BLDGtheWallNYC off-Bway at New @newworldstages! Come see @TheRealTTunie and @JamesBadgeDale burn it up!
    12:09 PM - 2 Jun 2017


    The political thriller, according to the Times, follows a history professor named Gloria (Tamara Tunie) who interviews a former security officer named Rick (James Badge Gale). It’s 2019, and President Donald Trump has been removed from office after a terrorist attack in Times Square forces him to declare martial law and place Muslims and Mexicans in containment camps — which eventually turn into killing chambers. Gloria visits Rick in prison, where he explains his hand in the deadly terror.

    The play received a series of negative reviews, which Richards said contributed to its early shutdown.

    “Our author built a powerful play; however, during this Tony Awards season and during a season which has not been kind to straight plays, we were unable to build an audience,” he said. “It is especially difficult to do so when you are Off Broadway.”

    One Times review said the “hastily” written play “hobbles” along, crippled by “familiar ideas” like a prison interview.

    Schenkkan, who has been openly critical of President Trump, says the 90-minute play took him just one week to write in what he described as a “white-hot fury” after the election.

    “We no longer live in a world that is business as usual—Trump has made that very clear—and if theater is going to remain relevant, we must become faster to respond,” Schenkkan told the Times. “We cannot hope to be useful if we can’t respond until 18 months after the fact.”

    Despite its early closing, Richards said the play has been extended in Los Angeles, and there are new production rehearsals underway in Chicago, Miami, and Santa Fe. Other productions have been scheduled for Austria, Canada, Iran, and Mexico.

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    What a horrible sounding play. Outrageous. I'm glad it's closing. These people are truly insane, they've gone mad with their hatred of Donald Trump who wants nothing but to put our people back to work at good jobs, secure our borders, fix our bad trade deals, fix our country, make our lives better and Make America Great Again.
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    Seems a lot of people are losing their minds in our country.
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    Hollyweird and Broadway just don't seem to get that we are sick of this liberal crap. They can try and shove it down our throat, but we OWN the power of the pocketbook and use of the remote control.

    Movies are bombing left and right, plays are closing. They still don't get that we don't want their opinions, we just want for them to entertain us!
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    Exactly, nomas!! If you want to listen to or watch the "hate Trump" you can do that on Tee Vee for free 24/7. When you go out to a movie and spend what it costs to buy tickets and snacks, you want something else, something better, something interesting, uplifting, entertaining, something that when you leave says yo got something for your effort, time and money. We have words like "art" and a different word for "politics" because they are two very different things.
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