Powerful. Moving. Relevant. Very interesting...and from so close up.
Chris and I had tickets on the front row for this phenomenal play. And it truly felt like we were part of the heated dinner party.
Disgraced is the story of Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer, and his wife, a white artist influenced by Islamic imagery, enjoying their comfortable life on New York's Upper East Side. When a co-worker and her husband come over for a dinner party friendly conversation escalates to heated debate leaving everyone's relationships and beliefs about race and identity in shambles.
While the synopsis intrigued us, what really locked us into purchasing tickets was seeing Josh Radnor (Ted Mosby from HIMYM!!) in the cast. In the end, the entire cast proved excellent! There were only five characters, and each played their role flawlessly.
The play won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and it is clear to see why after watching the performance. It was by far the best play I have ever seen on stage. It was so good that after work today, Chris and I are headed to see The Invisible Hand, another show by the same writer - Ayad Akhtar.