BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE
September 24 - October 23, 2022 Run Time: 60 minutes, no intermission
New York Premiere
BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE
Conceived by Greig Sargeant with Elevator Repair Service
Directed by John Collins
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.
The renowned theater company Elevator Repair Service returns to The Public with BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE, a profoundly relevant presentation of the 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 ERS company members April Matthis and Greig Sargeant.
Heralded by The New York Times as “one of the city’s few truly essential theater companies,” Elevator Repair Service 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. BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE is conceived by Greig Sargeant and directed by ERS Founder and Artistic Director John Collins.
Health & Safety
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Content and Production Effect Warning
SAT 09/24 7:30 PM Joseph Papp Free Preview; Mask Required
SUN 09/25 1:30 PM Mask Required
SUN 09/25 7:30 PM
TUE 09/27 7:30 PM Mask Required
WED 09/28 7:30 PM Community Night
THU 09/29 7:30 PM
FRI 09/30 7:30 PM
SAT 10/01 1:30 PM Mask Required
SAT 10/01 7:30 PM
SUN 10/02 1:30 PM Mask Required
SUN 10/02 7:30 PM Opening Night
TUE 10/04 7:30 PM Mask Required
WED 10/05 7:30 PM
THU 10/06 8:00 PM Partner Dinner for Anspacher level and above. Please check your available benefits. RSVP to Partners Desk.
FRI 10/07 7:30 PM
SAT 10/08 1:30 PM Open Caption; Mask Required
SAT 10/08 7:30 PM
SUN 10/09 1:30 PM Mask Required
SUN 10/09 7:30 PM
TUE 10/11 7:30 PM Mask Required
WED 10/12 7:30 PM
THU 10/13 7:30 PM
FRI 10/14 7:30 PM American Express Card Member performance, followed by a special post-show event. Access tickets by using your American Express Card.
SAT 10/15 1:30 PM Audio Described; Mask Required
SAT 10/15 7:30 PM
SUN 10/16 1:30 PM Mask Required
SUN 10/16 7:30 PM
TUE 10/18 7:30 PM Mask Required
WED 10/19 7:30 PM
THU 10/20 7:30 PM
FRI 10/21 7:30 PM
SAT 10/22 1:30 PM Mask Required
SAT 10/22 7:30 PM
SUN 10/23 1:30 PM Mask Required
SUN 10/23 7:30 PM
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- Open Captioned performance October 8, 2022, 1:30PM
- Open Caption accessible seating is on House Left, or the even-numbered seats, beginning in Row D.
- Audio Described performance October 15, 2022, 1:30PM Matinee performance
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For performances through Sunday, October 16, Daphne Gaines will play Lorraine Hansberry.
For performances after starting Tuesday, October 18, Stephanie Weeks will play Lorraine Hansberry.
Matthew Russell will play Mr. Heycock on Tuesday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m.
For performances after Sunday, October 2, Matthew Russell will play Mr. Heycock for performances Tuesday through Thursday.
Gavin Price will play Mr. Heycock on performances Friday through Sunday
Ben Jalosa Williams
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Hair and Wig Design
Production Stage Manager