NTLive: Straight Line Crazy
26 May 2022
Ralph Fiennes stars in David Hare’s blazing account of the life of a man whose iron will
exposed the weakness of democracy in the face of charismatic conviction.
Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he
created new parks, new bridges and 627 miles of expressway. But in the 1950s, groups of
citizens at grass roots began to organize against his schemes and against the motor car,
campaigning for a very different idea of what a city was and for what it should be.
Filmed live at the Bridge Theatre