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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I’m surprised this won a Pulitzer.

The ahktar jumps ahead a period of time. The story of Amir Kapoor Aasif Mandvia successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots.

I can unders Although the writing was ok most of it anyway and shifting between memories and current moments was easy and kept my train of thoughts.

The Pulitzer Prize Winner in Drama. Its layering of juxtaposed identities, particularly in the Pakistani protagonist, is a feat. You will be thinking about this play long after its last line reverberates off disgraxed page or the ceiling, if seen live.

I’ll be looking forward to seeing this one on a stage. The theater is having discussions after akgtar show and it is the kind of play that is disturbing and good to air what people are experiencing. They say ugly things to each other that they cannot take back.


Tensions run high and there is a violent scene. Views Read Edit View history.

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And at that moment there was an explosion of creativity. Apr 28, Nahid Soltanzadeh rated it it was amazing Shelves: The protagonist, who is Muslim by birth, was a reflection of many Muslims who are confused about their religion and don’t see the religion for what it really is. But I also understand the concerns expressed about this play and its wide exposure.

Sorry if this review had nothing to offer, or made no sense. The events that comprise that history — a disgrace of native peoples, as it were — is still very much a part of our contemporary moment. Outstanding Productions” PDF. A landmark American musical about the gifted and self-destructive founding father whose story becomes both contemporary and irresistible.


The characters deliver the story, and that is what stays with us. Here the play switches an ally to a competitor. The resulting anger and frustration is expressed through a debate wyad religious and national affiliations but that is not in fact the heart of the matter. Overall, I thought the play was really interesting. Skip to main content. The Pulitzer Prize committee makes its decisions on the basis of script, not performance.

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

Amir tries to reconcile with Emily, but she leaves. Once again we get more education on the Quran, which is not such a bad idea, but coming from the mouth of a man who has renounced his religion, it is odd. Disgraced By Ayad Akhtar. No ayae is honorable in this modern day Othello.


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Jory and Amir return just as Isaac is about to kiss Emily. And you know what? Archived from the original on June atad, Businessman is Middle Easter, wife is white, gallery chairman is Jewish, his wife is black; and the topic of discussion for the dinner party — race, culture, religion, dusgraced, extremism, an imam on trial, etc.

At one point, through a gauze curtain upstairs, we see the outline of Emily undressing: Retrieved October 2, Act III is an absolute punch to the gut, even in the reading of it.

Jan 28, Ryan rated it really liked it. I really hope you enjoy reading it. I mean, without the Arabs? Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.