Kings, With Gillian Jacobs and Eisa Davis, Begins Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   Kings, With Gillian Jacobs and Eisa Davis, Begins Off-Broadway
The two actors go head to head in Sarah Burgess’ new D.C.-set political play, also starring Aya Cash and Zach Grenier.
Gillian Jacobs and Eisa Davis
Gillian Jacobs and Eisa Davis Shutterstock

Dry Powder playwright Sarah Burgess is back Off-Broadway (and reunited with Tony-winning Hamilton director Thomas Kail) with a funny new play about money, politics, and the cost of democracy. Leading the cast of the world premiere of Kings at The Public Theater is House of Cards actor and Pulitzer-nominated playwright Eisa Davis and Community star Gillian Jacobs.

Sarah Burgess
Sarah Burgess Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Performances begin January 30 and are scheduled through March 25. Opening night is February 20.

In Kings, set in Washington, D.C., representative Sydney Millsap (Davis) goes head to head with lobbyist Kate (Jacobs) in a battle to defend the state of the American republic. Will Kate back the system or what she believes in?

Completing the cast are Aya Cash (You’re the Worst) and Tony nominee Zach Grenier (33 Variations).

Jacobs returns to the Public following her performance in The Little Flower of East Orange in 2008, directed by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Davis’ Broadway credits include Passing Strange; Off-Broadway she has appeared in Julius Caesar, Preludes, The Call, Luck of the Irish, and her own play, Angela’s Mixtape.

The production features scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Jason Lyons, and original music and sound design by Lindsay Jones

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