"Disgraced" at Lincoln Center

Friday, November 16, 2012

Playwright Ayad Akhtar talks about the play “Disgraced,” along with actor Aasif Mandvi, who plays the lead role. The play tells is the story of a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. When he 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. “Disgraced” is playing at Lincoln Center Theater and has been extended through December 23.


Ayad Akhtar and Aasif Mandvi
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Comments [1]

Dr. Myriam Bencheikh from Brooklyn

Assalam alikoum and Happy New Year 1434.

Columbia's MSA had just run a symposium "The Muslim Protagonist" last Friday-Saturday. It was an eye-opener to see all these young American-Muslims and screenwrittes, playwrights, novelists, journalists, scholars or film makers. The discussions were beneficial and highly informative. It will become definitely a Columbia's MSA signature program among the Ivy League schools.

Wonderful, I am definitely taking my family to watch the play at Lincoln Center, when I find tickets.

The player Aasif and the writer sound so interesting. My family will be delighted to see the play, even though the kids are 13 and under, but they 're used to dad taking them to the Player's Club, on Gramercy Park.

Congratulations, we need more of your kind to entertain us and represent the majority of American-muslims.

Choukran, merci infiniment
Dr. Myriam from B. from Coney Island-Midwood Paki-land in Brooklyn

Nov. 16 2012 01:49 PM

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