LCT3 will open its 2012-2013 season with the New York premiere of Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced. LCT3 is a programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists as well as developing new audiences. Directed by Kimberly Senior, Disgraced will play Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theater October 15 through November 18, with an opening night scheduled for October 22. No casting or design team has been announced.
Disgraced is the story of Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. When Amir and his wife Emily, a white artist influenced by Islamic paintings, host a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging.
The play was developed as part of the AracaWorks bi-annual reading series and received its world premiere at Chicago’s American Theatre Company. This will mark the second production to play Lincoln Center’s new Claire Tow Theater. The new rooftop theater will first host the world premiere of Greg Pierce’s Slowgirl beginning June 4.