Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand Will Premiere in St. Louis

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The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will stage the world premiere of Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand, about a man kidnapped by an Islamic militant group, beginning March 7.

Seth Gordon will direct the production that features Ahmed Hassan as Dar, John Hickok (Sessions) as Nick, Bhavesh Patel (War Horse) as Bashir and Michael James Reed (In the Next Room...) as James and the guard. Performances continue through March 25.

According to the Rep, "In remote Pakistan, Nick Bright awaits his fate. A highly successful player at a major investment bank, Nick is kidnapped by an Islamic militant group, but with no one negotiating for his release, the prisoner must take matters into his own hands. Full of questionable alliances and moral bargaining, this world premiere is a chilling examination of how far we will go to survive and the consequences of the choices we make."

The production is the first work in the Rep's "Ignite! New Play Festival," which also includes three public readings of Stagger Lee, Gidion's Knot and Bicycle Girl.

The Invisible Hand will have set design by Scott Neale, costume design by Lou Bird, lighting design by Ann Wrightston and sound design by Rusty Wandall.

For tickets phone (314) 968-4925 or visit The Rep's online box office at RepStl.

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