Playright Ayad Akhtar calls it a “comedy of manners that turns into a domestic tragedy.” But the American theater world has proclaimed it one of the most important plays of the decade. Disgraced not only won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, but also has been a fixture on world stages since its 2014 Broadway run. Akhtar’s play – about a high-powered New York lawyer of Pakistani heritage who reveals his anti-Muslim attitudes during an alcohol-fueled dinner party – comes to the Milwaukee Rep as part of the theater’s four-year commitment to the Brookfield native’s work. Its exploration of faith, politics and identity should make it one of the most talked about plays of the season, and to underscore that, The Rep is hosting post-show dinners in which theatergoers and civic leaders meet over a meal to discuss the issues that surface in the play.
Go See It
Disgraced (Jan. 17 – Feb. 12).
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells St., milwaukeerep.com.