14 October - 06 November
Playhouse, QPAC$60 - $82*Buy tickets
In a nutshell
Pulitzer Prize-winning drama
“Theatre so powerful it leaves marks on the brain
★★★★★ | Time Out Melbourne
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, Akhtar’s gripping modern drama sees the veneer of social nicety stripped away to reveal that little has changed and questions whether we can ever escape our roots.
Featuring MTC’s stellar cast including Mitchell Butel, Kane Felsinger, Zindzi Okenyo and Hazem Shammas, the Queensland Theatre season also includes Libby Munro, known to Brisbane audiences for her Matilda Award-winning performances in Venus in Fur and Grounded.
WHY SEE ONLY ONE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING SHOW WHEN YOU COULD SEE TWO?
Queensland Theatre and La Boite Theatre Company are offering you a limited opportunity to see both Ayad Akhtar’s drama Disgraced, together with Tennessee William’s masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire for the combined price of $90 for Adults and $52 for 30 & Under (Youth). Offer expires midnight 4 November and conditions apply.
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Tuesday 11 October
Night with the Artists
Thursday 3 November
Audio Described performances
Saturday 29 October and Thursday 3 November
Cast and Crew
Composer and Sound Designer
Russell Goldsmith and Daniel Nixon
Voice and Dialogue Coach
Mitchell Butel, Kane Felsinger, Libby Munro, Zindzi Okenyo and Hazem Shammas