Derbyshire venues live stream Straight Line Crazy play with Ralph Fiennes
Straight Line Crazy is based on the true story of master manipulator Robert Moses who for 40 uninterrupted years exploited those in place using a mixture of charm and intimidation.
Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of working people in New York, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of freeway to connect people to the great outdoors. Faced with the resistance of protest groups campaigning for a completely different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of its charismatic conviction?
The new play, written by David Hare, will be broadcast live from the Bridge Theater in London to these Derbyshire venues:
May 26 at 7 p.m. – Chesterfield Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield Cineworld, Bakewell Town Hall, Belper Ritz Cinema, Tideswell George Hotel, Derby QUAD.
June 13 at 1 p.m. – QUAD Derby
June 14 at 7 p.m. – QUAD Derby
June 19 at 1:30 p.m. – Buxton Pavilion Arts Centre.
Straight Line Crazy earned frontman Ralph Fiennes rave reviews from critics. Mark Lawson for The Guardian described Fiennes’ performance as “thrilling” and an “acting triumph”. Variety commented, “Fiennes is a boldly compelling and controlled threat, his monomania teetering on the edge of malevolence.”
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