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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, Ayad Akhtar’s gripping modern drama sees the veneer of social nicety stripped away to reveal that little has change and questions whether we can ever escape our roots.
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Theatre so powerful it leaves marks on the brain
This is theatre that demands you to ask questions and will stay with you long after the lights go down.
Disgraced is a challenging and confrontational play that will leave you with plenty to debate in the car on the way home.
15 August, 6pm: Free cast and artist Q&A
Join us at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio for a free discussion with the cast and creative teams.
- Contains coarse language, mature themes and a scene depicting of domestic violence on stage. For further information, please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800.
- FM Hearing Systems are available for this production
- This production will be audio described on 13 September (6.30pm) and 17 September (4pm, with a tactile tour at 3pm), Auslan interpreted on 24 September (4pm), and captioned on 1 October (4pm).