Land of the Free – Public Reading at Middle Temple Hall

Hello dear Blanchetters, welcome back!
As we previously announced Cate Blanchett was part of the cast that held a public reading of the play Land of the Free by Diane Samuels last Sunday.

The play interrogates the conflict between personal and political love as seen in the context of political discourse in the United States from the hysteria of the McCarthy era to the year of the Twin Towers attack. The play explores the true price of freedom and the cost of devoting one’s life to fighting for a more just world.

The public reading, directed by Joe Harmston and sponsored by the Kalisher Trust, has taken place at the Middle Temple Hall in London. Cate played Rosa Gold and her second-born, Roman Upton, debuted with her, playing young Ben Gold.