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National Theatre Live: Straight Line Crazy

Opens on September 25

Director: Nicholas Hytner Run Time: 180 min. Release Year: 2022

Starring: Al Coppola, Alisha Bailey, David Bromley, Ralph Fiennes, Samuel Barnett

Synopsis: Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever. 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? Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.

Critic Quotes: ‘Fiennes heads an electrifying cast’ (Guardian)

‘Another acting triumph from Fiennes’ (Guardian)

‘Dramatically gripping and politically thoughtful’ (Guardian)

‘Ralph Fiennes is firing on all cylinders in David Hare’s new play’ (Observer) ‘Hare’s greatest writing’ (Daily Mail)

‘Nicholas Hytner’s production is brisk and energetic’ (Daily Mail)

‘Ralph Fiennes excels in David Hare’s new play’ (Broadway World)

‘Stirring, engrossing stuff smoothly directed by Nicholas Hytner’ (WhatsOnStage) ‘Ralph Fiennes is magnetic’ (Time Out)

‘Polished, witty, impeccably researched work’ (Evening Standard) 

Please note, the pre-show for these screenings begins approx. 15 minutes prior to the posted start time. There will be a 20 minute intermission. 


Sunday, September 25, 2022: 11:00AM 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022: 7:00

Ticket Prices: $18 Regular / $16 Students & Seniors / $15 Members




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