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.

Presented by Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$41 - $95

Discount Tickets Available https://www.arenastage.org/tickets/savings-programs/

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Box Office Phone: 202-488-3300

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 01/18/2019 - 02/24/2019
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Important Dates


  • 02/02/2019 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 02/06/2019 - 7:30pm
  • 02/09/2019 - 2:00pm
  • 02/14/2019 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
John Austin Valentin/Ensemble
Elliott Bales Petukhov/Ensemble
Candy Buckley White House Official
Joseph Carlson Leonid Nevzlin/Kuchma/Ensemble
Bronte England-Nelson Inna Khodorkovsky
Alex Piper Platon Lebedev/Ensemble
Tony Manna Boris Berezovsky/Yuri Schmidt/Ensemble
Production Personnel
Kenneth Lin
Jackson Gay
Costume Designer
Jessica Ford
Set Designer
Misha Kachman
Sound Designers
Broken Chord (Daniel Baker)
Broken Chord (Aaron Meicht)
Lighting Designer
Masha Tsimring


Arena Stage - The Kreeger Theater
1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
About the Venue:
The Kreeger Theater, a 514-seat, fan-shaped space with a modified thrust stage, is updated with current technology and amenities, while retaining the qualities that make it one of the most artist- and audience-friendly spaces in the country: extraordinary flexibility, excellent acoustics, flawless sightlines and remarkably intimate interaction between actor and audience.

Getting There

  • Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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