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

Photo Flash: KLEPTOCRACY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
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)

Photo Flash: KLEPTOCRACY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
Artistic Director Molly Smith, Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, Producer Robert Ahrens and Candy Buckley (White House Official)

Photo Flash: KLEPTOCRACY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
Candy Buckley (White House Official) and Brontë England-Nelson (Inna Khodorkovsky)

Photo Flash: KLEPTOCRACY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
Playwright Kenneth Lin, Director Jackson Gay and Max Woertendyke (Mikhail Khodorkovsky)

Photo Flash: KLEPTOCRACY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
Brontë England-Nelson (Inna Khodorkovsky) and Christopher Geary (Vladimir Putin)

Photo Flash: KLEPTOCRACY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
Max Woertendyke (Mikhail Khodorkovsky), Brontë England-Nelson (Inna Khodorkovsky) and Christopher Geary (Vladimir Putin)

Photo Flash: KLEPTOCRACY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
Playwright Kenneth Lin and Director Jackson Gay

Photo Flash: KLEPTOCRACY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
Artistic Director Molly Smith, Playwright Kenneth Lin, Director Jackson Gay and the cast

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