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Disgraced - Queensland Theatre

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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 or by calling 136 246.

For more information on the production, venue and ticketing options, please visit

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When: October 14 to November 6, 2016
Where: Playhouse, QPAC, Stanley Pl, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost: from $60 - although discounts apply
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