THUNDER BAY – THEATRE – It is said that at a dinner party you should never discuss religion, politics or money. Amir enjoys a comfortable life with his American wife, a talented artist influenced by Islamic art. But when Amir’s Muslim heritage is questioned by a Jewish friend and his African American wife, his life begins to unravel during a celebratory dinner that leads to a fiery debate on prejudice, identity and faith.
Magnus Theatre is proud to present DISGRACED, a Pulitzer Prize winning drama that explores lslamophobia . The play, set in New York City, is the story of an ambitious Pakistani-American lawyer, Amir, who is faced with several unsettling truths about himself, his situation, and his perspectives. The play asks challenging questions about the nature and purpose of faith, about relationships between races in contemporary America, and about the process and responsibilities of creating art.
Making their debut on the Magnus stage are: Malube (Jory), Shelley Antony (Amir), Matt Raffy (Abe) and Daniela Vlaskalic (Emily). Martin Sims returns to the Magnus Stage after appearing in last season’s critically acclaimed Venus in Fur.
“This highly topical, very powerful, and engaging play will surely prompt many interesting discussions at the ploy’s end and continue long after this extraordinary theatre experience, ” said Director Mario Crudo about Disgraced . Lighting Designer Tim Rodrigues, Costume Designer Mervi Agombar and Set Designer Douglas Robinson will set the scene for us. Gillian Jones returns as Stage Manager.
DISGRACED was the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize and was called “..terrific and turbulent” by The New York Times. It’s a tale of the stories we tell our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers and the lies we tell ourselves to find our place in the world.
Disgraced runs from Monday October 31st to Saturday November 12th at Magnus Theatre with a Gala Performance taking place on Thursday November 3rd at 8pm.