Kaleem Khan, Charlie Gould, Brendan Hunter, and Kimberley Jev model in a promotional image
A promotional image for Disgraced | Photo: Erin Wallace


Alberta Theatre Projects continues season with hot-button, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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A searing debate about race, identity, power, and privilege, Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) presents this hot-button, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama written by Ayad Akhtar and directed by Nigel Shawn Williams.

Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer living on the Upper East side of Manhattan. He has also turned his back on his Muslim heritage. When he and his wife host a dinner party for Amir’s rising African-American colleague and her Jewish husband, the evening gives way to a searing debate.

Marriage, friendships, ambition, religion, race, art, and power—nothing is off-limits in this riveting drama fearlessly presented from a variety of cultural perspectives.

“I’m very happy to be directing at ATP again, especially during Darcy Evans’ inaugural season that he’s programmed,” says Williams in a statement. “Disgraced is such an intelligent, funny, and horrifying play all at once. I’m looking forward to tackling these issues of race, tribalism, and how the ‘American Dream’ has affected the psyche of the non-white majority. This is a conversation I’m eager to lead with ATP’s audience!”

Starring Sasha Barry, Tyrell Crews, Hamed Dar, Shawn Lall, and Samantha Walkes, the show is sure to hold audiences on the edge of their seats and promote meaningful conversation long after the lights come up.

Disgraced runs October 16 to November 3, 2019 at the Martha Cohen Theatre, Arts Commons (215 8th Ave. SE). The show contains mature themes, violence, and coarse language, and is suggested for ages 18+.