Photo by Don Kellogg

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


What's going on over at the Lyceum is nothing short of theatrical excellence.  New, fresh, culturally relevant theatre is what Disgraced, a new Pulitzer prize winning drama by Ayad Akhtar, is all about.

Hari Dhillon (Amir), Gretchen Mol (Emily), Josh Radnor (Isaac), Karen Pittman (Jory), and Danny Ashok (Abe) round out an excellently constructed cast of a wildly culturally and religiously diverse cast.

Needless to say, with such a diverse cast and plot, the boiling point is reached in less than 90 minutes.  Part religious lesson, part history lesson, part culture and tolerance lesson, this show sizzles with issues.

You'll walk out of the theater thinking about this one.  There's the obvious infraction and the less obvious issues which are simmering under the covers about tolerance, Islamic fundamentalism, the Muslim religion's roots, and "fitting in" and what the price is in America.

Don't miss your chance to meet quite possible the strings ushers in the theater on Broadway and the highest climb to the dumpiest balcony on Broadway to see this stinger of a show.