Overview

Synopsis

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 t…
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Reviews

5
The Age
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Synopsis

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.

Cast & Crew

Mitchell Butel

Mitchell Butel

Isaac

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Kane Felsinger

Abe

Zindzi O’Kenyo

Zindzi Okenyo

Jory

Hazem Shammas

Hazem Shammas

Amir

Kat Stewart

Kat Stewart

Emily

Nadia Tass

Nadia Tass

Director

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Shaun Gurton

Set Designer

Jill Johanson

Jill Johanson

Costume Designer

Nigel Levings

Nigel Levings

Lighting Designer

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Russell Goldsmith

Composer & Sound Designer

Daniel Nixon

Daniel Nixon

Composer & Sound Designer

Suzanne Heywood

Suzanne Heywood

Voice & Dialogue Coach

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Benjamin Schostakowski

Assistant Director

News & Reviews

Reviews

5
The Age
5

Theatre so powerful it leaves marks on the brain

Time Out Melbourne
4.5

This is theatre that demands you to ask questions and will stay with you long after the lights go down.

Arts Hub
4

Disgraced is a challenging and confrontational play that will leave you with plenty to debate in the car on the way home.

Herald Sun

Venues

Related Events

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.

Attendance Information

  • 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).
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