Photo Flash: First Look At KLEPTOCRACY In Rehearsal At Arena Stage
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Kenneth Lin's timely cautionary tale of capitalism run amok, Kleptocracy. Inspired by the power struggle between the richest of the Oligarchs and an ambitious Vladimir Putin after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Lin (House of Cards) explores U.S. - Russia relations then and now. Directed by Jackson Gay, and by special arrangement with Robert Ahrens, Mickey Liddell and Michael Mills, Kleptocracy runs January 18 - February 24, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater.
"Kleptocracy is the most dangerous play at Arena Stage this season," shares Artistic Director Molly Smith. "Dangerous because playwright Kenneth Lin has taken us right into the heart of greed, manipulation and the rise of the wealthy and Putin in Russia in the '90s and '00s. It's a fascinating prism through which to examine our relationship with Russia in the United States right now."
Tickets may be purchased online at arenastage.org by phone at 202-488-3300 or at the Sales Office at 1101 Sixth Street, SW, D.C.
Andrew Weems (Boris Berezovsky/Yuri Schmidt/Armed Soldier/Security Guard) and BrontÃ« England-Nelson (Inna Khodorkovsky)
(L to R)Christopher Geary(Vladimir Putin),John Austin(Valentin/Master of the Universe/Armed Soldier/Guard), Max Woertendyke(Mikhail Khodorkovsky), BrontÃ« England-Nelson (Inna Khodorkovsky), andJoseph Carlson (Leonid Nevzlin/Master of the Universe/Armed Solider/Kuchma)
Director Jackson Gay and Playwright Kenneth Lin