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Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge

BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE

Anspacher Theater
September 24 - October 16, 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.

The cast of BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE will feature Daphne Gaines (Lorraine Hansberry), Gavin Price (Mr. Heycock), Greig Sargeant (James Baldwin), Christopher-Rashee Stevenson (Mr. Burford), and Ben Williams (William F. Buckley, Jr.).

Anspacher Theater
September 24 - October 16, 2022 Run Time: 60 minutes, no intermission

PRODUCTION DETAILS.

Health & Safety

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Content and Production Effect Warning

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CALENDAR.

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Tickets

Tickets start at $60, plus fees*
Public Supporter and Partner tickets start at $45
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Accessible Performance Dates
  • 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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