BY AYAD AKHTAR
DIRECTED BY NIGEL SHAWN WILLIAMS
OCTOBER 16 – NOVEMBER 3, 2019
“TAUGHT, ENGROSSING AND POWERFUL” – THE GUARDIAN
“PUTS CONTEMPORARY ATTITUDES TOWARDS RELIGION UNDER A MICROSCOPE, REVEALING HOW TENUOUS SELF-IMAGE CAN BE FOR PEOPLE BORN INTO ONE WAY OF BEING WHO HAVE EMBRACED ANOTHER” – NYT
“A COMPACT, STUNNING GUT PUNCH ADDRESSING THE CULTURAL AFFINITIES SOME OF US ARE ALLOWED TO ESCAPE AND THOSE WE AREN’T” – TIME OUT CHICAGO
Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, who has turned away from his Muslim heritage in post-9/11 America. 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 about race, privilege, politics and identity, fearlessly taken on from a variety of cultural perspectives. Marriage, friendships, ambition, religion, race, art and power: nothing is off-limits in this riveting drama.
Tense, surprising and shockingly funny, Disgraced will hold audiences on the edge of their seats.
IF YOU LIKE: Closer, Atlanta, Patrick Melrose, The Night Of.
Audience Considerations: Contains mature themes, violence and coarse language. Suggested for ages 18+.
Running Time: TBD
Ideal for: Performances and recitals
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) has been the resident tenant in the courtyard-shaped, Georgian-style Martha Cohen Theatre since 1985. Tiered levels of seats form a three-quarter circle around the performing area eliminating the separation between the audience and performers. The farthest seat from the stage is a mere 39 feet away.
Situated in the heart of Arts Commons beside Jack Singer Concert Hall, Martha Cohen Theatre received state-of-the-art sound upgrade in 2014, as well as all new seats and a new lighting console in 2016, ensuring that it remains at the top of theatre industry standard. The Martha Cohen Theatre was named after the late Dr. Martha Cohen ($1M donated by her husband in honour of her birthday).
This venue has limited rental dates
To inquire about renting this venue, please contact David Fraser at dfraser@ATPlive.com or 403.294.7476