Photo Flash: KLEPTOCRACY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
Arena Stage recently celebrated opening night for the world premiere of Kenneth Lin's timely cautionary tale of capitalism run amok, Kleptocracy. Check out the photos below!
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, Michael Mills and Andrew Tobias, 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.
Photo Credit: Cameron Whitman
Tony Manna (Boris Berezovsky/Yuri Schmidt/Ensemble), Alex Piper (Platon Lebedev/Ensemble), Joseph Carlson (Leonid Nevzlin/Interpreter/Kuchma/Ensemble/Fight Captain) and John Austin (Valentine/Ensemble)
Brontë England-Nelson (Inna Khodorkovsky) and Christopher Geary (Vladimir Putin)
Playwright Kenneth Lin and Director Jackson Gay