Heidi Armbruster and Aasif Mandvi as a married couple hosting a Manhattan dinner party in “Disgraced,” by Ayad Akhtar, at the Claire Tow. Read our review of the Broadway transfer of Disgraced, written by Ayad Akhtar and directed by Kimberly Senior, which opened at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre. US writer Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer prize-winning play is taut, engrossing and powerful; an examination of our post-9/11 western world.

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Where in India is that name from? They just bombard you with all the “sensitive” issues of religion in America in the extremest way possible.

We hate them both and convince ourselves that we are better than they are. Retrieved November 28, Amir and Jory are ambitious professionals of color who one would assume share ayzd panache for beating racism in America. Views Read Edit View history.

And where we live is what Akhtar is examining. Does that mean he is in denial of his heritage or just exercising his right to live a secular life? The fact that much of the discussion is focused on the behavior of the Muslim men says more about where we are as a society than the play or the playwright. Finalists Nominated as finalists in Drama in Aggressively non-sectarian in his approach to his position in a prestigious law firm, Am It’s been quite a while since I’ve encountered–in this case read, though I would really love to see a good production–a play as powerful, and as troubling, as Disgraced.

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Amir reenacts a prejudiced behavior from his youth which earlier in the play he claims to have outgrown. There’s a lot to unpack here.


As not to give anything away as is always the thing with a disgracdd, things shifting and building to the climactic finalethe basic premise is a dinner party the before and after with a business man and his artist wife who paints him and the married “art show guy looking at the artist’s work” I’m sure there’s a fancier name They cheat and lie to advance the value system of a society that has enslaved them for centuries. Languages Italiano Edit links.

Still, he lets his nephew and his wife get him involved in the case of an imam being accused of funding terrorism.

Disgraced review – Pulitzer-winning play challenges audience to question their tolerance

The Chicago production received four Joseph Disgrwced Awards nominations for the August 1,and July 31,theatrical productions season on August Its layering of juxtaposed identities, particularly in the Pakistani protagonist, is a feat. I have lived away from my homeland almost all my life, and struggled with mentality, tradition and religion since always. This miscegenation creates instant tension for the audience in the context of place and time, not only because of our cultural understandings around mixed-race couples in post America, but because Emily, an artist, is sketching Amir after being inspired by an old painting of a slave.

Aggressively non-sectarian in his approach to his position in a prestigious law firm, Amir vacillates between clear condemnations of Islamic fundamentalism, contempt for sentimental western defenses of Islam, and a virulent form of what W. Her artistic and philosophical homage is further tainted by a profit motive: Learn more on Facebook. For its comprehensive coverage of the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. Mar 22, Sue rated it it was amazing Shelves: Theoretically, skhtar could be an amazing friendship.


I’ve always loved plays, and have fond memories of both watching regular productions as a kid, and also acting in several, and to this day The Sound of Music, and Fiddler on the Roof hold a special place in my heart.

I wanted the story to continue, yet I felt satisfied. Charles Isherwood of The New York Timeswho saw the Off-Broadway production insaid it was “a continuously engaging, vitally engaged play” akhtsr “bristles with wit and intelligence” and “puts contemporary aayd toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another.

Everyone has been told that politics and religion are two subjects that should be off-limits at social gatherings.

Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar

The interesting part is those around him have a sense of interest and admiration for the religion of Islam, whether or not they actually follow it. Dec 01, Jonfaith rated it liked it Shelves: I can’t imagine seeing this play performed, but I’m sure the experience is unforgettable But there is no heart or passion or vulnerability to reach in and grab us where we live.

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