Disgraced

Written by

 Ayad Akhtar

Directed by

 Michael Arabian

Showing:

 October 20 - November 13, 2016

Where:

 Lyceum Stage

About the Show

“smart...surprising...shocking” -The New York Times
 
“A sparkling and combustible contemporary drama” -Bloomberg News

Amir Kapoor is ignoring his Muslim heritage so he can live the American Dream – with a beautiful wife, an amazing New York apartment and a lucrative career practicing law that is headed for the stars. When Amir and his artist wife host a casual dinner party for his African-American co-worker and her Jewish husband, the things one is not supposed to talk about at dinner are suddenly at the center of the dinner conversation. The evening quickly erupts into a fiery debate over race, religion and class in the modern world. Everything that Amir has achieved - including his proudly built new identity - is suddenly turned upside down in a way no one could have imagined.

This Pulitzer Prize winner is the most produced contemporary play in American Theatre today. Fearlessly investigating the 21st century clash between American culture and the Islamic faith, this dramatic story needs to be witnessed by anyone who cares about theatre. After opening to rave reviews on Broadway and in London,Disgraced” has become a national hit that ignites audiences with an experience you will never forget.


Playwright:

   Ayad Akhtar

   A Pulitzer Prize winner and Obie winner in 2013 for Disgraced, Akhtar has written two other plays and one novel.

 


Disgraced is supported in part thanks to the generosity of Anonymous and Denise and Lon Bevers.

 
 
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