Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Disgraced puts contemporary attitudes towards politics, race and religion under the microscope.
At the Playhouse, QPAC from Friday 14 October to Sunday 6 November, this gripping modern drama explores freedom of speech, political correctness and the prejudices towards Islam, which still persists even in the most progressive cultural circles.
Disgraced will strip away the veneer of social nicety to reveal that little has changed over the years in regards to prejudice, and questions whether we can ever escape our roots.
The story follows Amir, an acquisitions lawyer who is on track to make partner at his law firm. Amir 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.
With so much in common the conversation flows easily, until the topic turns to race, religion and identity. How quickly will things fall apart?
Featuring Melbourne Theatre Company’s stellar cast including Mitchell Butel, Kane Felsinger, Zindzi Okenyo, Hazem Shammas, the Queensland Theatre production will feature Libby Munro, known to Brisbane audiences for her Matilda Award-winning performances in Venus in Fur and Grounded.
Disgraced will be on at Playhouse, QPAC from Friday 14 October to Sunday 6 November. Tickets are available at www.queenslandtheatre.com.au or by calling 136 246.
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