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Trump’s Wall in San Miguel

Building the wall

By David Johanssen

Imagine the very near future when the Trump administration has carried out its campaign promise to deport millions of peaceful immigrants. That’s the vision of Building the Wall, Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan’s new political play confronting Trump’s dangerous rhetoric and authoritarian tendencies. This riveting and harrowing drama delivers a powerful warning that puts a human face on the inhuman, making what seems inconceivable, inevitable.

Taxi Driver
Fri, Jun 30, 5pm
100 pesos (inc. drink)

Cult Film
Sat, Jul 1, 7pm
100 pesos (inc. drink)

Live Music/Variety
Open Mic
Tue, Jul 4, 7:30pm
50 pesos (inc. drink)

Live Theater
Building the Wall
Wed‒Sat, Jul 5‒8, 7pm; Sun, Jul 9, 3pm; Mon. Jul 10, 7pm
250 pesos

All events are in Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4

Written just this year, five theaters around the United States have already agreed to present the play in a series of productions reacting to a presidency that has alarmed many theater artists. Says Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times,Building the Wall should be seen and shuddered over, if only to heighten our collective vigilance.”

Already a hit in New York, “The play will be presented worldwide this year, and I’m honored that I was able to secure the rights to produce this extraordinary play in San Miguel de Allende,” says producer/director Alan Jordan, director of earlier hits House, I Am My Own Wife, Diary of a Madman, By the Waters of Babylon, and last season’s sell-out, The Tricky Part.

Shelter Theater is delighted to be the first Latin American venue for this powerful defense of freedom, written by the author of The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, and By the Waters of Babylon. The play, starring Cynthia Simmons and David Galitzky, runs exclusively at Shelter Theater, July 5‒10. All showings are at 7pm except for the Sunday matinee at 3pm. Seating is limited, so please buy tickets soon at the Biblioteca tienda Tesoros or online at

Tonight, Friday at 5pm, enjoy Robert DeNiro’s creepy Taxi Driver and Saturday at 7pm, see the cult classic Eraserhead, bizarre beyond words! At Shelter you see them as intended—on the big screen with surround sound!

Shelter Theater is closer than you think! We’re on the Que Pasa map (upper left-hand corner), an easy 10-minute walk from the Jardin. See our calendar at for dates and online tickets. Like us on Facebook, Trip Advisor, and the Civil List!


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