Public Theater Announces Extension of Kings
The world premiere of Sarah Burgess's play stars Aya Cash, Gillian Jacobs, and more.
The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension of the world premiere of Kings. Sarah Burgess's new play, directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton), will now run through Sunday, April 1. It officially opens tonight.
Kings tells the story of Kate, a whip-smart 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) plays Kate, with Aya Cash (You're the Worst) as Lauren. Eisa Davis and Zach Grenier 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.