UK, 2022, 180 min, 2K DCP, Wri. David Hare, Dir. Nicholas Hytner, Rated R, In English, ByExperience

Straight Line Crazy

Friday, 9/16 to Sunday, 9/18

“★★★★★ Fiennes heads an electrifying cast.” — Mark Lawson, The Guardian

“Ralph Fiennes excels in David Hare's new play about New York's 20th century development.“ — Gary Naylor, Broadway World


For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors.

Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?

This production includes a 20-minute intermission.

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