Fearless Political Journey
January 18 – February 24
A play inspired by actual events
By special arrangement with Robert Ahrens, Mickey Liddell and Michael Mills
By Kenneth Lin
Directed by Jackson Gay
“[KENNETH Lin] is a voice to be reckoned with.”
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.
BRONTË ENGLAND NELSON
CHRISTI B. SPANN
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The 69th lineup at the Washington, D.C. venue will also include the a cappella musical Jubilee and Junk.