One Dangerous Dinner Party

An upwardly mobile Pakistani-American lawyer has achieved success while distancing himself from his Muslim heritage. When he and his wife host a dinner party, friendly conversation turns to politics and religion, escalating into something far more dangerous in this breathtaking comedy-drama.

PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA
OBIE AWARD, BEST PLAYWRITING
New York Times Ten Best Plays of 2012

“Bristles with wit and intelligence”The New York Times

“A blistering social drama”Variety

Age Recommendation

This powerful drama about racial and religious identity in American culture includes adult language and subject matter as well as moments of violence that might be inappropriate for younger audience members. We recommend Disgraced for patrons ages 16 and older.

Media

Sep 29 2015

Critical Acclaim for Disgraced

Mainstage Season opener Disgraced is making an impact on audiences and critics alike. Read what reviewers have to say about this “profound” Pulitzer Prize-winner.

Sep 24 2015

On Ayad Aktar and Disgraced

Ayad Akhtar is a storyteller. By profession, he is an actor, a playwright, a novelist and a filmmaker...

Sep 15 2015

Nephelie Andonyadis Sets the Stage for Disgraced

Nephelie Andonyadis knows what draws her to a project: a combination of intriguing, important material, an aesthetic challenge, exciting collaborators and the chance to work within the fabric of a community. With PlayMakers’ production of Disgraced, she’s “grateful to have the opportunity to explore this remarkably insightful, challenging, and chiseled play with gifted collaborators who are dear old colleagues and new found friends."

Sep 3 2015

Director Shishir Kurup on the daring of Disgraced

“I wanted to direct Disgraced for a number of reasons, one being that it doesn’t shy away from the challenging and provocative questions of co-existence in the United States with its celebration of diversity and requisite fall out of that hybridity; namely a culture where people feel like they belong everywhere while also feeling like… Read more »

REVIEWS

“Disgraced” Bravely Tackles the Touchiest of Tough Topics
By Susie Potter
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
September 24, 2015

Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer-winning play, Disgraced, explores anxieties about Arab heritage in American society
By Byron Woods
INDY Week
September 23, 2015

Latest PlayMakers play anything but disgraceful
By Logan Wolk
The Daily Tar Heel
September 22, 2015

Theater review: ‘Disgraced’ is unflinching look at prejudice
By Roy C. Dicks
The News & Observer
September 21, 2015

Disgraced: An American Tragedy at PRC
By Kate Dobbs Ariail
Classical Voice of North Carolina
September 19, 2015

NEWS

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By Claire Sears
Chapel Hill Magazine
October 1, 2015

Akhtar’s play ‘Disgraced’ plays out ‘All the world’s a stage…
By Kimberly Ruskan
Examiner
September 24, 2015

Theater Picks: PlayMakers stages Pulitzer winner ‘Disgraced’
By Roy C. Dicks
The News & Observer
September 17, 2015

PlayMakers’ main-stage season opens Sept. 16 with ‘Disgraced’
UNC College of Arts & Sciences
September 3, 2015

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