By Kenneth Jones
22 Nov 2012
Ann Filmer will direct the drama, which had its premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2010. Performances will play Jan. 25-Feb. 24, 2013.
Disconnect is billed this way: "Forty-something Avinash [Kamal J. Hans] is hopelessly out of step in a company that demands success, energy, and youth. To bring his game up, he is transferred to work with the bright young graduates in Illinois — down on the fourth floor. In the windowless, nighttime offices of a call center in Chennai, India, is a bustling world of energetic Indian workers dreaming the American Dream and faking U.S. accents to target their American 'marks' maxed out on credit cards. Disconnect is a powerful and witty drama about the consequences of consumer culture and the intricacies of our interconnected global economy."
Opening night is Feb. 4. Performances will play Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., in Chicago's Lincoln Park. For more information, visit victorygardens.org.
Victory Gardens Theater is under the leadership of artistic director Chay Yew and executive director Jan Kallish. Victory Gardens Theater is known for its commitment to world-premiere and Chicago-premiere works, many from its own 14-member Playwrights Ensemble.