A Corrosive Mix of Politics, Special Interests in Kings

4 min 3 yrs


Created by Sarah Burgess
Directed by Marti Lyons
Runs December 12, 2018 – January 1, 2019

As the dust settles from midterm elections, with freshman members of Congress learning to navigate the maze of Capitol Hill 2.5 miles away, Studio Theatre presents its next Studio X production Kings written by Alexandria native Sarah Burgess and directed by Marti Lyons. With a deft hand at the fast talk and power dynamics of lawmaking and fundraising, Burgess’s swamp tour of Beltway powerbrokers that fuel her hometown. A Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist, Burgess quickly rose to notoriety exploring the cutthroat world of finance in her breakout play, Dry Power, at the Public Theater in New York, which starred Claire Danes, John Krasinski, and Hank Azaria.

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