Why See Straight Line Crazy?
The Man who shaped New York
Ralph Finnes returns to the London stage in this brand new play by David Hare, playing at the shiny Bridge Theatre. Concerning Robert Moses, one of the most influential urban planners in 20th Century New York City's history, Straight Line Crazy examines Moses' mission to open up the city for the workers in the wake of the Great Depression, by adding myriad new bridges, parks and 100s of miles of highway, connecting normal folk to the great outdoors. But whilst he was lauded for his vision and influence, there was a dark side to his plans. Those bridges? Too low for public transport buses to pass under. Those parks? Created by bulldozing Black and Latino neighborhoods, and those highways? Made by further destruction of poor and minority housing.
As the 50s dawns, Moses faces calls from grassroots activists to clarify his ideas for the city, and just who he's doing it for.
Don't miss this fascinating new work from David Hare, starring one of our biggest and most iconic talents of stage and screen.
Opening night: 28 April 2022
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