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Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge
Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge Tickets

Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge Tickets

New York
24 Sep 2022 - 23 Oct 2022
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Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge Information

The Public Theater's season begins with Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge. Get Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge tickets now.

In 1965, two of America's intellectual giants were invited to debate whether "the American Dream is at the expense of the American Negro," bringing into sharp focus our country's deepest divisions. The renowned theater company Elevator Repair Service returns to The Public with BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE, a profoundly relevant presentation of the legendary debate between virtuosic writer James Baldwin and father of American conservatism William F. Buckley, Jr. The production concludes with an imagined scene between Baldwin and his close friend Lorraine Hansberry, researched and written by long-time ERS company members April Matthis and Greig Sargeant. Heralded by the New York Times as "one of the city's few truly essential theater companies," Elevator Repair Service applies their trademark approach of verbatim textual exploration and intensive collaboration to re-create Baldwin and Buckley's blistering dissection of race, racism, and human worth. BALDWIN AND BUCKELY AT CAMBRIDGE is conceived by Greig Sargeant and directed by ERS Founder and Artistic Director John Collins.

Run time

60 minutes, no intermission

Opening date

September 24th, 2022

Closing date

October 23rd, 2022

Categories

Opening Soon, Plays

Previews from

September 23rd, 2022

Venue

Public Theater

Cast and creative

By: Conceived by Greig Sargeant with Elevator Repair Service Director: John Collins Producer: The Public Theater Cast list: Daphne Gaines (as Lorraine Hansberry), Gavin Price (as Mr. Heycock), Greig Sargeant (as James Baldwin), Christopher-Rashee Stevenson (as Mr. Burford), Ben Williams (as William F. Buckley, Jr.)

Our review

Why watch theatre instead of a YouTube video? That’s a question that might pop into your head upon seeing the synopsis for Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge, the new play from Elevator Repair Service currently running at The Public Theater. It is a beat-by-beat recreation of a real-life televised debate between the writer James Baldwin and the conservative William F. Buckley in 1965, around the question, “Has the American Dream been achieved at the expense of the American Negro?” That debate is...

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