Kings at Shotgun Players

When: May 16-18, 8-9:30 p.m., Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m., May 22-25, 8-9:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 8-9:30 p.m., Sun., June 16, 5 p.m., Thu., June 20, 7 p.m., Fri., June 21, 8 p.m. and Sat., June 22, 8 p.m. Continues through June 15 2019

Under-the-table wheeling and dealing goes tabletop in Kings, playwright Sarah Burgess’ stinging satire spotlighting four political operatives. Grappling with ideals and salmon appetizers at a fundraising retreat, the ghost of big business — aka, money — looms large. Morals strung up in the tax code hang in the balance. One character, Sydney Millsap, a freshman congresswoman from Texas, is the first African American and the first woman to represent her district and is most battered by competing interests. Among the shows strongest characters — scarily — are two lobbyists. Will they remain mired in the muck of special interests or emerge? Don’t count on truth or logic to win out: Contemporary times shine like a mirror image as no one among them lands on entirely lofty moral ground. Sound familiar? You decide.

Lou Fancher

Price: $7.00 - $40.00

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