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LuEsther Hall

January 30 - April 1, 2018

This production is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.

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A new play about the people at the heart of our democracy.

Playwright Sarah Burgess (Dry Powder) and Tony-winning director Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Tiny Beautiful Things, Dry Powder) team up again for KINGS, a hilariously blistering new play about money, politics and the state of the American republic.

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. 

Aya Cash

Aya Cash

Eisa Davis

Eisa Davis

Zach Grenier

Zach Grenier

Gillian Jacobs

Gillian Jacobs

Rachel Leslie

Rachel Leslie

Additional support for KINGS provided by an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation.

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World Premiere


Written by Sarah Burgess
Directed by Thomas Kail

Featuring Aya CashEisa DavisZach Grenier, Gillian Jacobs, and Rachel Leslie

Scenic Design: Anna Louizos
Costume Design: Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design: Jason Lyons
Original Music & Sound Design: Lindsay Jones

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 Artist Talkbacks- Members of the cast and creative team will take questions from the audience about the show and their process

 Speaker Series- a 20-to-30 minute panel discussion after the performance with experts discussing a topic from the show

 Audience Conversations- Members of The Public’s artists staff lead the audience in a conversation with each other about the show and its themes and ideas

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