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Aya Cash and Gillian Jacobs-Led Kings Opens at the Public Theater

Thomas Kail directs the world premiere production of Sarah Burgess’s play.

The company of Kings celebrated opening night at the Public Theater.
The company of Kings celebrated opening night at the Public Theater.
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The world premiere production of Sarah Burgess's Kings opened last night, February 20, at the Public Theater's LuEsther Hall. Thomas Kail (Hamilton) directs the production, running through April 1.

Kings tells the story of Kate, a lobbyist who doesn't waste her time on anyone who can't get elected, stay elected, and help her clients get what they want. Kate thinks Representative Sydney Millsap is a political neophyte whose staunch ideals are going to cost her a burgeoning political career. But Representative Millsap and her high-minded principles turn out to be more resilient than Washington was expecting, and for the first time, Kate is faced with a choice that might change everything for her: back the system, or back what she believes in?

Gillian Jacobs (Love) will play Kate, with Aya Cash (You're the Worst) as Lauren. Eisa Davis (Representative Sydney Millsap) and Zach Grenier (Senator John McDowell) complete the company. Kings features scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Jason Lyons, and original music and sound design by Lindsay Jones.

For tickets and more information, click here.