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Fearless Political Journey


  • Credits

    Kenneth Lin

    By special arrangement
    with Robert Ahrens

  • Location

    Kreeger Theater

“[KENNETH Lin] is a voice to be reckoned with.”

– Atlanta’s Theatre Review

Kleptocracy is generously sponsored by Decker Anstrom and Sherry Hiemstra.

It is one of the most pivotal moments in history — the Soviet Union has collapsed. In the ensuing rampage of hyper-capitalism, the Oligarchs, a new class of robber barons, plunge Russia into a terrifying dark age of chaos and corruption. When the richest and most ruthless Oligarch attempts to reform and open Russian markets to the world, he’s confronted by a young Vladimir Putin who is charting his own path to power. This world-premiere drama by Kenneth Lin (House of Cards) turns the spotlight on U.S. — Russia relations when crude oil is the language of diplomacy and events that dominate today’s headlines are first set in motion.


Coming soon.






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The 69th lineup at the Washington, D.C. venue will also include the a cappella musical Jubilee and Junk.

Accessible Performances

Audio Described
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2 p.m. purchase

Open Captioned
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. purchase
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2 p.m. purchase
Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 8 p.m. purchase


Post-Show Discussions
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 12 p.m.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 12 p.m.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 12 p.m.
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 8 p.m.