Aurora Theatre Company Presents Bay Area Premiere Of DRY POWDER By Sarah Burgess
Aurora Theatre Company presents the Bay Area premiere of the recent New York hit DRY POWDER by Sarah Burgess, directed by Jennifer King. The cast features Aldo Billingslea, Emily Brown, Jeremy Kahn and Kevin Kemp.
After throwing himself a lavish engagement party in the same week that his private equity firm forced job cuts at a national retailer, Rick is facing a PR disaster complete with angry protesters and scathing editorials. Luckily one of his Managing Directors, Seth, has the ideal fix: a cheap buyout of an American manufacturer that will grow jobs and save face. But Jenny, another of the firm's partners, favors a cutthroat strategy that will maximize profit at any cost.
DRY POWDER is a razor-sharp and whip-smart comedy that skewers the world of high finance. (Dry powder, a slang term, refers to marketable securities that are highly liquid and considered cash-like.)
DRY POWDER runs June 22- July 22 (Opens: June 28). Performances: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm; Thursday through Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm, 7pm. Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA. Tickets: For single tickets ($33-$65) or subscriptions ($99-$360), the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org
Aurora Theatre Company gratefully acknowledges the following foundations and government agencies for their support: Actors' Equity Foundation, Alameda County Arts Commission ARTSFUND, Berkeley Civic Arts Program & Civic Arts Commission, The Bernard Osher Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, MUFG Union Bank Foundation, Sam Mazza Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Theatre Bay Area, The Tournesol Project, Union Pacific Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Zellerbach Family Foundation.