AMPAG, Melbourne Theatre Company Melbourne Theatre Company:Disgraced


August 2016

Thu 25 

08:00 PM

Melbourne Theatre Company

Melbourne Theatre Company

Arts Centre Melbourne Fairfax Studio100 St Kilda Road



Kat Stewart (Offspring) and Mitchell Butel (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) star in the 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that proves politics and dinner parties are never a good mix.

Amir is an American living the American Dream. 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 with the arc of classic tragedy, Ayad Akhtar’s award-winning drama has a hero who believes he has flown too high to ever fall to earth.

Sensationally proving Chekhov’s observation that lives can be destroyed during an event as mundane as a dinner party, this production ofDisgraced draws on a stellar cast, directed byNadia Tass (The Other Place).