Hub Theatre Group was proud to bring Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning and Tony nominated play, Disgraced, to Lubbock!
The play was performed at the Firehouse Theatre in the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts September 8, 9 and 10th at 8 pm and at 2 p.m. on Sept. 11 with Bob Chanda as Amir; Paula Chanda as Emily; Anthony Burton as Isaac; Brittainee Hearn as Jory and Erik Gonzales as Abe. Bob Chanda directed this play.
There was a panel discussion and talk back after the Sept. 11 show to address the important issue in the play with representatives including the local Imam and the head of the Philosophy Department at Texas Tech.
Disgraced , the most produced play in regional theatres last season, focuses on the lives of an American lawyer of South Asian descent and his artist wife living on New York's Upper East side. Their lives seem to move in predictable patterns of affluence and upper mobility. Her sudden interest in Islamic imagery begins to change her perspectives not only on art, but on Islamic culture. Her newfound connection with the culture of her husband's youth raises in him deeply conflicted views about his culture and his identity. A seemingly cordial dinner party with a co-worker and her husband explodes into clash of racial, religious and political tensions that will leave everyone changed.
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