The Public Theater has announced a final one-week extension for the world premiere play Dry Powder by Sarah Burgess and directed by Thomas Kail. Part of Oskar Eustis’ 10th Anniversary season, this deliciously funny new drama about the people shaping, and skewing, the American economy began previews on Tuesday, March 1 and has now been extended a final week to Sunday, May 1, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 22.
The complete cast of Dry Powder (definition: the current amount of capital available to private equity investors) features Hank Azaria (Rick), Claire Danes (Jenny), Sanjit De Silva (Jeff Schrader), and John Krasinski (Seth).
Public Theater Member tickets, and single tickets starting at $95, are available now and can be accessed by calling (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. Post-show talkbacks with the cast and creative team are scheduled to take place immediately following the performances on Wednesday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 30. Additionally, “Audience Conversations,” a new form of post-show talkbacks that pose a big question and then invites the audience to engage with a moderator and each other, are scheduled immediately following the performances on Tuesday, March 29; Thursday, March 31; Friday, April 1; Saturday, April 2; Tuesday, April 5; and Saturday, April 9.
Tickets are now available for the Dry Powder Closing Week Benefit on Thursday April 28. Tickets are available for $1,000 and $750 to see the show in its final week at The Public and attend a party in the lobby with members of the cast and creative team after the show. All proceeds support The Public. For tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.publictheater.org.
Furthering the partnership with TodayTix and The Public’s ongoing commitment to making theater accessible to everyone, during the run of Dry Powder, $20 tickets will be available by lottery for each performance. The lottery will begin each day at midnight for the performance that same day, and winners will be notified two to four hours before show time. Winners will make the payment in the TodayTix app and collect the tickets at the box office.
The same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a national grocery chain, Rick 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.
Source: Broadway World