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.
Cast: 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