What Is the Story of Disgraced?
DIsgraced centers on Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American corporate lawyer who feels he must distance himself from his heritage in order to get ahead in post-9/11 New York. His wife is a white artist who finds herself heavy influenced by Islamic paintings; his Muslim nephew is struggling to understand his role in modern New York culture. When Amir and his wife host a dinner party for his African American co-worker and her Jewish husband, tensions flare, allegiances change and the consequences are shocking.
[Aasif] Mandvi, best known for his comedy, has a surprisingly commanding stage presence and captures the full range of his character's internal conflicts.Review by Thom Geier from Entertainment Weekly
Dynamically staged by helmer Kimberly Senior and earnestly acted by a cast topped by Aasif Mandvi ('The Daily Show'), this play has 'Transfer me!' written all over its face.Review by Marilyn Stasio from Variety
What Is Disgraced Like?
Disgraced is a fast-paced 85-minute drama set in contemporary Manhattan. Ayad Akhtar's four scene play reaches its peak during an intense dinner party in which marriages and careers are put in jeopardy and longtime friends are turned into enemies. Akhtar's jaw-dropping script is performed perfectly by the five-person cast led by Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi. Lincoln Center's intimate Claire Tow Theater allows audience members to feel as if they are seated inside the characters’ Upper East Side apartment, which makes the drama even more powerful.
Is Disgraced Good for Kids?
Disgraced is not appropriate for young ones. The play includes alcohol use, adult language, racial slurs and and a confusing array of political and religious views.