“Disgraced” Bravely Tackles the Touchiest of Tough Topics

Religion. Politics. The ugly side of our deeply-ingrained cultures. These are topics that most people and far too many playwrights steer clear of. However, that is certainly not the case in Ayad Akhtar’s multi-layered, self-reflective Disgraced, onstage now through Playmakers Repertory Company under the skilled direction of Shishir Kurup. When the curtains open on Disgraced,… Continue reading “Disgraced” Bravely Tackles the Touchiest of Tough Topics

Racial and Culture Clashes Destroy a Dinner Party and More in Ayad Akhtar’s “Disgraced” at PRC

The influence of Islamic art and culture is very much more prevalent in Western arts and culture than we may often realize, and this has been going on since before the Crusades began, when the Western and Islamic worlds began intercourse. PlayMakers Repertory Company’s 2015-16 main-stage season opener, Disgraced, was written by Ayad Akhtar, an… Continue reading Racial and Culture Clashes Destroy a Dinner Party and More in Ayad Akhtar’s “Disgraced” at PRC

Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize Winner, “Disgraced,” Opens PRC’s 2015-16 Main-Stage Season Sept. 19th

PlayMakers Repertory Company will kick of its 40th main-stage season with Milwaukee, WI-born Pakistani-American playwright Ayad Akhtar’s award-winning 2012 Chicago, 2012 Off-Broadway, 2013 West End, and 2014 Broadway play, Disgraced. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s professional-theater-in-residence will preview the play on Sept. 16-18, officially open it on Sept. 19th, and then run… Continue reading Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize Winner, “Disgraced,” Opens PRC’s 2015-16 Main-Stage Season Sept. 19th