Building the Wall By Robert Schenkkan
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre
Directed by Sean Devine
It was historian Hannah Arendt who famously advanced the concept of the banality of evil.
This viewpoint threaded its way through her book, Eichmann In Jerusalem, a riveting account of the trial of an infamous Nazi war criminal.
But you’ll also understand what she was getting at if you venture out to the Gladstone this weekend to see American dramatist Robert Schenkkan’s quietly lacerating new play, Building The Wall, and take in Brad Long’s unsettling portrayal of a redneck prison officer who has been complicit in unspeakable crimes against humanity. (Continue reading » )