‘Do we work in public relations? Because I’m starting to feel like I accidentally work in public relations.’
Private equity fund manager Rick has just thrown a lavish engagement party – the same week that his firm forced layoffs in a supermarket chain it owns, causing a PR nightmare.
His business partner Seth jumps to the rescue with a publicity-friendly investment that will save an American company and promote job growth.
But Jenny – the firm’s third partner – has other ideas. She wants maximum returns, no matter what the critics say…
Dry Powder is a razor-sharp comedy about the people who shape – and skew – the economy. It was first performed at the Public Theater, New York, before its UK premiere at Hampstead Theatre in 2018, starring Hayley Atwell, Aidan McArdle and Tom Riley.
‘Frighteningly funny… timely play’ Variety
‘Burgess writes smart dialogue that crackles’ Deadline