Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Farmers Alley Theatre is proud to present the searing and provocative play, DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar – running November 4th to 13th at the Little Theatre on Oakland Drive. This blistering social drama is timed perfectly around this heated Presidential Election, as it deals with themes about religion, racial stereotypes, and confronting what it means to be an American.
Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. He and his wife Emily, a white artist who focuses on Islamic imagery, are hosting a dinner party for another couple: Jory, an African-American co-worker of Amir’s, and Isaac, Emily’s Jewish art curator. As the evening unfolds, what starts out as a night of cocktails and friendly conversation soon escalates into something much more dangerous and damaging, as secrets are uncovered, integrities get questioned, and confessions are revealed.
Director D. Terry Williams is a perfect choice to stage this powerful work as he has previously delved into themes of race, religion and family in our productions of The Whipping Man, Other Desert Cities and The Glass Menagerie. Local talent and collegiate theatre professors Kate Thomsen and Bianca Washington will star in the two female roles, and out-of-town professionals Damien Seperi, Mitchell Coory and Joey Vahedi portray the men in the cast.
The New York Times called DISGRACED, “ear-tickling good theatre…with dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence.” NY1 says of the play’s dramatic ending, “Get ready to gasp!”
DISGRACED runs November 4th through the 13th at the Little Theatre on Oakland Drive. Tickets canbe purchased by calling our Box Office at (269)343-2727 or by visiting our website www.farmersalleytheatre.com. Tickets are $30 on Fri/Sat/Sun and $25 on Thursday, November 10th. Students/Seniors (65+) get $2 off per ticket.
We will be holding post-show talkbacks with the cast as well as community leaders for religious groups following performances on Saturday, November 5th and Saturday, November 12th.
Friday November 4th 8pm
Saturday November 5th 8pm
Thursday November 10th 7:30pm
Friday November 11th 8pm
Saturday November 12th 8pm
Sunday November 6th 2pm
Sunday November 13th 2pm