Running time: 2 hrs with intermission
When Nick, an American financial guru is captured and held by a militant Islamic organization in Pakistan, he is forced to raise his own 10 million dollar ransom. In his desperate quest to gain his freedom, he warms to the task, as does his captor and avid student, Bashir, with terrifying results. An important new voice in the American Theatre, Ayad Akhtar delivers a chilling examination of personal and political responsibility, and the shifting sands of the global power structure.
Post-Play Discussions will be moderated as follows:
Tuesday, Sep 16: Anita Montgomery, ACT's Literary Manager
Sunday, Sep 21 (after matinee): Anita Montgomery with Guest Scholar, Tayyab Mahmud from Seattle University
Sunday, Sep 28: Kenna Kettrick, ACT's Education Associate
Age Recommendation: 14+ for some violence, terrorism, and adult language.
ACT Theatre's policy is to inform audiences of content, but to let parents, guardians, and teachers make decisions that they feel is most appropriate for youth and teens in their care.
The Invisible Hand playwright, Pulitzer winner Ayad Akhtar, just finished a run of his new play The Who & The What at Lincoln Center and he opens Disgraced on Broadway this fall. He wrote the best-selling novel American Dervish and wrote & co-starred in The War Within . Akhtar was able to work on The Invisible Hand in our rehearsal room, putting the final touches on the script and collaborating with the creative team on making the production the best it can be.
Read more about his career, background, and motivations in this interview with ACT's Literary Manager, Anita Montgomery.
An Interview with Ayad Akhtar