National Theatre Live: Straight Line Crazy

Straight Line Crazy

2022 | 180 min. | Nicholas Hytner

Opens September 11, 2022

Stage to Screen

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

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Sunday, September 11, 2022

Monday, September 12, 2022

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Ralph Fiennes (“Antony & Cleopatra”) leads the cast in David Hare’s (“Skylight”) blazing account 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, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.

  • Director: Nicholas Hytner
  • Principal Cast: Ralph Fiennes
  • Year: 2022
  • Running Time: 180 min.
  • Screenplay: David Hare
  • Language: English