John Krasinski cast in The Public's Dry Powder

The off-Broadway non-profit Public Theater has announced that "The Office" star John Krasinski will make his theatrical debut in the world premiere of Sarah Burgess' comic-drama Dry Powder, directed by Hamilton's Thomas Kail. Performances run from 1 March to 10 April 2016 at The Public's Martinson Theater.

Synopsis: "Dry Powder is about the people molding and messing with the American economy. The same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a national grocery chain, Rick threw himself an extravagant engagement party, setting off a publicity nightmare. Fortunately, Seth, one of Rick’s managing directors, has a win-win deal to invest in an American-made luggage company for a song and rescue his boss from the company's PR disaster. But Jenny, Seth’s counterpart, has an entirely different plan: to squeeze every last penny out of the company, no matter the human toll. The game is on in Sarah Burgess’ new play about the price of success and the real cost of getting the deal done."

Additional casting and creative team information will be announced at a later date.

John Krasinski's previous screen credits include "The Office," "Away We Go," "Leatherheads," "It's Complicated," "Monsters University," "The Muppets," "Shrek the Third," and "Dreamgirls," amongst many more.

- by Tom Millward

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