DISGRACEDLyceum Theatre 149 W. 45th Street Between 6th Avenue & 7th Avenue Aspiration, Assimilation, and the American Dream
Lead Cast: Hari Dhillon (Amir), Gretchen Mol (Emily), Danny Ashok (Abe), Josh Radnor (Isaac), Karen Pittman (Jory)
Playwright: Ayad Akhtar
Director: Kimberly Senior
In a nutshell: Ever since the Pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock, a steady wave of immigrants have left the familiar surroundings of their homelands for a better life in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” Some are determined to forget their lives in the old country and to assimilate as quickly as possible to their adopted American homeland. Others cling fiercely to their traditions.