The Public Theater presents the world premiere of a new play about money, politics, and the state of the American republic.
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From the producers: Kate is a whip-smart lobbyist who doesn’t waste her time on anyone who can’t get elected, stay elected, and help her clients get what they want. Kate thinks Representative Sydney Millsap is a political neophyte whose staunch ideals are going to cost her a burgeoning political career. But Representative Millsap and her high-minded principles turn out to be more resilient than Washington was expecting, and for the first time, Kate is faced with a choice that might change everything for her: back the system, or back what she believes in? "Kings" is a scathingly funny new play about the people at the heart of our democracy.
Sarah Burgess' play "Dry Powder" premiered at the Public Theater in 2016 and was a recipient of the 2016 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award, as well as a finalist for the Blackburn prize. Her other plays include "Camdenside," and "FAIL: Failures."
The cast of "Kings" includes Aya Cash (FX's "You’re the Worst"), Eisa Davis ("Passing Strange"), Tony nominee Zach Grenier ("33 Variations," TV's "The Good Wife") and Gillian Jacobs (Netflix's "Love," NBC's "Community"). Tony winner Thomas Kail ("Hamilton," "In the Heights") directs.What is the Public Theater?
Founded in 1954 by the legendary showman Joseph Papp
, the Public Theater is one of NYC'c preeminent non-profit theaters. Dedicated to the development of new plays and musicals, the theater has spawned many Broadway shows (including "A Chorus Line" and the original Off Broadway production of "Hamilton") and has 40 Tony Awards to its credit. More here.