National Theatre Live will broadcast David Hare’s new play, Straight Line Crazy, starring Ralph Fiennes, live from the Bridge Theatre in London to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 26 May 2022. International encore screenings will follow on 8 September 2022.
The full cast includes Alisha Bailey, Samuel Barnett, David Bromley, Al Coppola, Siobhán Cullen, Ralph Fiennes, Ian Kirkby, Alana Maria, Dani Moseley, Guy Paul, Helen Schlesinger, Mary Stillwaggon Stewart, and Danny Webb.
Straight Line Crazy is a blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever. For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges, and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?
The production is designed by Bob Crowley, with lighting by Jessica Hung Han Yun, sound by George Dennis and music composed by George Fenton. Casting is by Robert Sterne.