Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced Will Play LCT3's Claire Tow Theater

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09 May 2012

Ayad Akhtar
Ayad Akhtar

Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced, which premiered in January at Chicago’s American Theatre Company, will be staged by LCT3 this fall at the Claire Tow Theater.

Kimberly Senior, who also staged the Chicago premiere of the play, will direct the Oct. 15-Nov. 18 NYC run of Disgraced, which will officially open Oct. 22.

Casting will be announced at a later date.

Lincoln Center Theater's Claire Tow, which is in the final stages of construction atop the Vivian Beaumont Theater, will serve as the home of LCT3, a new works initiative dedicated to the work of emerging theatre writers.

Disgraced, according to LCT3, "is the story of Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. When Amir and his wife Emily, a white artist influenced by Islamic paintings, host a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging."



Akhtar is a writer and actor whose novel "American Dervish" was published earlier this year. He co-wrote and played the lead role in the film "The War Within." His play The Invisible Hand premiered at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in March.

For tickets, visit LCT3.org. All tickets to all LCT3 productions are $20.