Kings
by ​​Sarah Burgess
directed by ​Dámaso Rodríguez
SEGERSTROM STAGE
October 13, 2018 - November 10, 2018

5 Plays for the Price of 4

Fresh from New York, this incisive comedy takes an unflinching look at how things get done in Washington. When Sydney Millsap wins a seat in Congress, she’s determined to drain the swamp. Then she meets Kate, a whip-smart lobbyist who gets her clients what they want—whatever they want. When Kate helps Sydney try to unseat a powerful senator steeped in cronyism, the result is a “sleek, fast-paced, absorbing and very funny” (Vogue) exploration of money’s corrosive effect on politics.

Previews: ​ October 13–18, 2018
First Night: ​ October 19, 2018
Regular Performances: October 20–November 10, 2018

Recommendation: Age 12 and above.

Sarah Burgess is a writer from Alexandria, Va. Kings had its world premiere at the Public Theater in New York in early 2018. Her other plays include Dry Powder (Olivier Award nominee, Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award recipient, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist). (Dry Powder, under its original title, Liquidation Play, had a reading in SCR's NewSCRipts series in 2014.) Burgess has been a writer-in-residence at SPACE on Ryder Farm in Brewster, NY, and the Cape Cod Theatre Project. She is a WP Lab playwright at Women's Project Theater and is an aluma.


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