Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Disgraced - Queensland Theatre

Home > Brisbane > Shows | Performing Arts | Literary | Fun Things To Do | Theatre
by Vanessa (subscribe)
WeekendNotes Chief Editor / Chief Writer / PR & Communications.
Event: -

Queensland Theatre is proudly presenting Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Disgraced, direct from Melbourne Theatre Company's sell-out season.

The critically acclaimed modern drama will run for a strictly limited season from 14 October to 6 November 2016 at Playhouse, QPAC.

Disgraced fearlessly puts contemporary attitudes towards politics, race and religion under the microscope. Directed by Nadia Tass, the intense and absorbing play explores freedom of speech, political correctness and the prejudices towards Islam that still persists even in the most progressive cultural circles.


Amir is 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.


Akhtar's gripping play sees the veneer of social nicety stripped away and questions whether we can ever escape our roots. The production features the stellar Melbourne Theatre Company cast including Mitchell Butel, Kane Felsinger, Zindzi Okenyo and Hazem Shammas. Joining the Queensland Theatre season is Libby Munro, known to Brisbane audiences for her Matilda Award-winning performances in Venus in Fur and Grounded.

The production crew includes Set Designer Shaun Gurton; Lighting Designer Nigel Levings; Composer and Sound Designer Russell Goldsmith and Daniel Nixon; Costume Designer Jill Johanson; Voice and Dialogue Coach Suzanne Heywood; and Assistant Director Benjamin Schostakowski.


"Disgraced is just what a serious theatregoer craves these days: a tough-minded inquiry that finds urgent dramatic connections in things that divide us." The Washington Post

Tickets are now on sale and priced from $60. Performances will run from 14 October to 6 November 2016. Purchase tickets at queenslandtheatre.com.au or by calling 136 246.

For more information on the production, venue and ticketing options, please visit queenslandtheatre.com.au.

Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  14
Share: email  facebook  twitter
When: October 14 to November 6, 2016
Where: Playhouse, QPAC, Stanley Pl, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost: from $60 - although discounts apply
Your Comment
Articles from other cities
Featured
Foodi Photoh Classie
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions