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Dry Powder

Dry Powder

by Sarah Burgess

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.

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