Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama fearlessly puts contemporary attitudes towards politics, race and religion under the microscope. Exploring freedom of speech, political correctness and the prejudices towards Islam that still persist even in the most progressive cultural circles.
Amir is on track to make partner in his law firm, he lives with his artist wife Emily in their spacious Upper East Side apartment, where occasionally they'll throw a dinner party. Tonight's guests are Jory, a work colleague, and her husband, Isaac, an art dealer, and, with so much in common, the conversation flows easily. Then, as it inevitably does in today's conflicted America, the topic turns to race, religion and identity. How quickly things fall apart.
Intense and absorbing, Akhtar's gripping modern drama sees the veneer of social nicety stripped away to reveal that little has changed and questions whether we can ever escape our roots.
Featuring members of Melbourne Theatre Company's stellar cast including Mitchell Butel, Kane Felsinger, Zindzi Okenyo and Hazem Shammas, the Queensland Theatre season also stars Libby Munro, known to Brisbane audiences for her Matilda Award-winning performances in Venus in Fur and Grounded.
“Disgraced is just what a serious theatergoer craves these days: a tough-minded inquiry that finds urgent dramatic connections in things that divide us.” The Washington Post
★★★★★ The Age
Director: Nadia Tass
Set Designer: Shaun Gurton
Voice and Dialect Coach: Suzanne Haywood
Cast includes: Mitchell Butel, Kane Felsinger, Zindzi Okenyo, Hazem Shammas and Libby Munro
Audio described performances are available on the following dates -
Saturday 29 Oct 2016, 2pm & Thursday 3 Nov 2016, 7.30pm
Night with Artists
A post show Q&A with cast will be held after Thursday 3 November 2016, 7.30pm performance.
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