Isadoora Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Disgraced, by Ayad Akhtar, the author of American Dervish, as part of Door County Reads. The show was the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the most-produced play in America in 2015. It premiered in January 2012 at Chicago’s American Theater Company, was staged Off Broadway as part of Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3 initiative, and had its London premiere took place in 2013.
Playwright Ayad Akhtar tells the story of Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist and her work is influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging.
Reading Disgraced will be Marcel Bruyere (Amir), Carrie Counihan (Emily), Bill Bauernfeind (Isaac), Pamela Johnson (Jory), Alex Sanchez (Abe) and Chris Milton (Narrator). The reading is directed by Marcel Bruyere with assistance by Renée Kujawski and Sheila Saperstein.
Disgraced will be presented on Jan. 31 at 3 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, located at 10341 Water Street in Ephraim. The play contains adult language and situations.