John Krasinski, who had his breakout role playing Jim on nine seasons of NBC’s “The Office,” will make his theatrical debut in the world premiere of Sarah Burgess’ play “Dry Powder” at the Public Theater this spring.
The comedy, which is being described as “a razor-sharp play about the people molding and messing with the American economy,” will begin performances at The Public on March 1. The limited run is currently set to end April 10.
Krasinski will play Seth, a managing director at a private equity firm who tries to help his CEO rebound from a publicity nightmare by investing in an American-made luggage company.
Additional casting is expected shortly.
Direction will come from Thomas Kail, who also directed a little musical at The Public last season: “Hamilton.”
Since leaving “The Office,” Krasinski has mostly been seen on the big screen, in films like “Aloha” and “Promised Land.” This January, he’ll star in Michael Bay’s “13 Hours.”
Member tickets for “Dry Powder”, starting at $30, go on sale beginning Nov. 12. Tickets for the general public, starting at $50, will be available beginning Dec. 3.