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See Drew Gehling in Arena Stage's Dave

This adaptation of the 1993 film starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver, Dave runs through August 19.

Drew Gehling stars as Dave Kovic and President Bill Mitchell in the world premiere of Dave at Arena Stage.
(© Margot Schulman)

Arena Stage has released new photos of its world-premiere production of Dave, now running through August 19 at the Kreeger Theater.

Drew Gehling, Bryonha Marie Parham, and Douglas Sills share a scene in Dave.
(© Margot Schulman)

Inspired by the 1993 film starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver, the musical tells the story of Dave Kovic, a high school teacher and presidential look-alike who is hired by the Secret Service as a stand-in for the president. When the president falls ill, Dave is thrust into the White House to avoid a national scandal. Dave features a book by Nell Benjamin and the late Thomas Meehan. The score features lyrics by Benjamin and music by Tom Kitt. Tina Landau directs.

Mamie Parris and Drew Gehling stand triumphant.
(© Margot Schulman)

Drew Gehling plays both President Bill Mitchell and the title role. He is joined in the principal company by Mamie Parris as first lady Ellen Mitchell, Josh Breckenridge, Rachel Flynn, Adam J. Levy, Bryonha Marie Parham, Jonathan Rayson, and Thomas Adrian Simpson.

Arena Stage presents the world premiere of Dave.
(© Margot Schulman)

Rounding out the cast are Jenny Ashman, Jared Bradshaw, Dana Costello, Trista Dollison, Sherri L. Edelen, Kevin R. Free, Erin Quill, Jamison Scott, and Vishal Vaidya.

The production features scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Walter Trarbach, and projection design by Peter Nigrini.

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