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Thursday, September 8, 2022 7:30 PM // Michigan Theater

National Theatre Live in HD
Straight Line Crazy

Film Screening
Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan
 

Ralph Fiennes leads the cast in David Hare’s searing social critique of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.

For 40 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?

Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London
Co-presented by UMS and the Michigan Theater

9/8/22 7:30 PM
Michigan Theater

National Theatre Live in HD
Straight Line Crazy

Film Screening
$22 general admission
($18 for Michigan Theater members
and UMS donors/subscribers)

Ralph Fiennes leads the cast in David Hare’s searing social critique of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.

For 40 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?

Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London
Co-presented by UMS and the Michigan Theater

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