By Sarah Burgess
Originally produced at The Public Theater, New York, NY
April 14 - May 28, 2016
About the Premiere Production:
DRY POWDER is the viciously, deliciously funny new drama about the people shaping, and skewing, the American economy.
The same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a national grocery chain, Rick (Hank Azaria) threw himself an extravagant engagement party, setting off a publicity nightmare. Fortunately, Seth (John Krasinski), one of Rick’s partners, has a win-win deal to invest in an American-made luggage company for a song and rescue his boss from a PR disaster. But Jenny (Claire Danes), Seth’s counterpart, has an entirely different plan: to squeeze every last penny out of the company, no matter the consequences. The game is on in Sarah Burgess’ gripping, razor-sharp new play about the price of success and the real cost of getting the deal done. Thomas Kail (Hamilton, In the Heights, Lombardi) directs.
Hank Azaria, Claire Danes, Sanjit De Silva and John Krasinski
Director: Thomas Kail
Scenic Design: Rachel Hauck
Costume Design: Clint Ramos
Lighting Design: Jason Lyons
Original Music and Sound Design: Lindsay Jones