Heidi Armbruster and Aasif Mandvi as a married couple hosting a Manhattan dinner party in “Disgraced,” by Ayad Akhtar, at the Claire Tow. Read our review of the Broadway transfer of Disgraced, written by Ayad Akhtar and directed by Kimberly Senior, which opened at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre. US writer Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer prize-winning play is taut, engrossing and powerful; an examination of our post-9/11 western world.

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I do wish maybe it was a bit longer, had a bit more to it. It is concise and nuanced, but at a scant 87 pages I couldn’t help feeling like there could be more out of one little plot thread. Retrieved October 2, The events that comprise disgraceed history — a disgrace of native peoples, as it were — is still diagraced much a part of our contemporary moment. Act III is an absolute punch to the gut, even in the reading of it.

We see him reach for the bottle a little too frequently. Apr 10, Jeff rated akntar it was ok. Disgraced was originally scheduled at the American Theater Company in ChicagoIllinois, to run February 3 — March 4,with an official debut of February 6. Then, a volatile awkwardness ensues, and you have to take a breather to get a second wind for the next spitfire dosage.

I was lucky enough to see the play in LA, so I got to appreciate the skill of the foley artist as well, creating the sound effects that are seamlessly incorporated.


Skip to main content. Archived from the original on July 1, Overall, I thought the play was really interesting. disgracdd

Disgraced review – Pulitzer-winning play challenges audience to question their tolerance

All five characters are changed in ways that they never thought they would be. As not to give anything away as is always the thing with a play, things shifting and building to the climactic finalethe basic premise is a dinner party the before and after with a business man and his artist wife who paints him and the married “art show guy looking at the artist’s work” I’m sure there’s a fancier name In a particularly charged and painful scene Amir and Isaac go at each other.

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Yet, his wife, Emily, a burgeoning art celebrity who uses Muslim themed elements in her artwork values the Muslim tapestry, traditional and otherwise, that her husband, Amir, shuns. I felt exhilarated, having witnessed the courage of a playwright to expose his insides in a most vulnerable manner. Emily confesses her affair with Isaac and Amir beats her. Outstanding Productions” PDF. I look forward to seeing the play in Boston next year.

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There is triangulation going on with Emily and Amir’s nephew Abe, who is Muslim, younger, and he wants his uncle’s support for friends who are having problems with immigration.

This won the Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama, and is really good. Both Abe and Emily accuse Amir of rejecting his Muslim heritage. Entertainment Weekly critic Thom Geier suggested that the ending was underdeveloped, disgraded that the play was well-executed: I bought this at random after coming across a little blurb about how this won the Pulitzer for Drama in and found it cheap.


Archived from the original on March 5, The second disc includes the discussion of a panel that represent the issues about the questions raised. Read in October She is fragile and hungry for his passion. As a lawyer, he works for a profitable law akhtsr and feels confident that he will make partner, while Emily is given a big break with a solo exhibition at the Whitney, a gallery curated by Isaac whose wife, Jory, is a lawyer at the same firm as Amir.

Nominated as finalists in Drama in Would love to see this performed.

But I also understand the concerns expressed about this play and its wide exposure. It was interesting, with conversation and different perspectives hashing out visgraced viewpoints in a way that took me back to college where discussions and viewpoints could be entertained as such without screaming pundits with agendas or close-minded and hypocritical counterarguments.