Disgraced is the story about a successful Muslim-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. When he and his wife, a white artist influenced by Islamic paintings, host a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging.
Following sold-out engagements in Chicago, London and New York, “Disgraced comes roaring to life on Broadway! It’s terrific and turbulent.” (The New York Times). The winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, it is the “emotionally shattering” (Newsday) tale of the stories we tell our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves to find our place in the American Dream.
Starring Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother), Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire), Karen Pittman (Domesticated), and Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed London production) and written by Ayad Akhtar—a new American voice who “finds urgent dramatic connections that serious theatregoers crave” (The Washington Post)—this provocative tale of big city aspiration and cultural assimilation dares to face the truth hiding just below the deception.
"Riveting and extremely provocative – Get ready to gasp!” - NY1
Heidi Armbruster, Erik Jensen, Aasif Mandvi, Omar Maskati, Karen Pittman
Author: Ayad Akhtar
Director: Kimberly Senior
Producer: Lincoln Center Theater / LCT3
Press Agent: Philip Rinaldi Publicity
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The novelist Ayad Akhtar is confounding expectations in his screenplays and his debut play, Disgraced, set for the Claire Tow Theater.