Full casting has now been announced for David Hare’s latest play, Straight Line Crazy, which is due to begin previews at The Bridge Theatre from March 16th, with an official opening night on March 23rd, and performances running until June 18th.
The plot of Straight Line Crazy follows the life of American public official Robert Moses who transformed the landscape of New York City during the 20th century. Although Moses created new green spaces and parks, roads and bridges, his campaigns were often met with harsh criticism, and have sparked years of debates.
The role of Robert Moses will be played by Ralph Fiennes, who recently starred at the Harold Pinter Theatre in Four Quartets. The rest of the cast is completed by Danny Webb as Governor Al Smith, Ian Kirkby as Lewis Mumford, Alisha Bailey as Mariah Heller, Guy Paul as Henry Vanderbilt, Samuel Barnett as Ariel Porter, Dani Moseley as Carol Ames, David Bromley as Stamford Fergus, Siobhán Cullen as Finnuala Connell, Alana Maria as Shirley Hayes, Helen Schlesinger as Jane Jacobs, Al Coppola as Walter McQuade, and Mary Stillwaggon Stewart as Nicole Sawyer.
Straight Line Crazy was written by David Hare and is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the pair along with Feinnes following their successful 2020 collaboration at The Bridge Theatre with 'Beat the Devil'.
The remainder of the Straight Line Crazy creative team includes music by George Fenton, lighting by Jessica Hung Han Yun, designs by Bob Crowley, and sound by George Dennis.
Performances of Straight Line Crazy will begin at the Bridge Theatre from March 16th.