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.
BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE is a profoundly relevant presentation of this 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 Elevator Repair Service company members April Matthis and Greig Sargeant.
Heralded by The New York Times as “one of the city’s few truly essential theater companies,” ERS 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.
Beginning September 24 at The Public Theater, BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE was conceived by Greig Sargeant and directed by ERS Founder and Artistic Director John Collins.
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