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ATC Presents the World Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced

American Theater Company (ATC) announces the World Premiere of Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Kimberly Senior. Disgraced is produced by special arrangement with The Araca Group (Broadway's Urinetown, A View From The Bridge and co-producers of Wicked). The production will run February 3-March 4, 2012 at American Theater Company, 1909 W Byron, Chicago, IL. Press opening is Monday, February 6, 2012 at 7:00PM.

New York. Today. A Muslim-American lawyer is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while he distances himself from his cultural roots. At the moment of achieving his life-long ambitions, he falls victim to professional and personal betrayals that manifest in one of the most explosive and controversial scenes ever written for the theater. American Theater Company teams up with the Broadway producers of Urinetown and last season's A View From the Bridge to premiere Ayad Akhtar's examination of a modern Muslim-American struggling to define his identity.

Disgraced features Ensemble Member Usman Ally as Amir, Alana Arenas as Jory, and Behzad Dabu as Abe.
Ayad Akhtar's first novel, American Dervish, is being published by Little, Brown and Company in January 2012.

Title: Disgraced
Written by: Ayad Akhtar
Directed by: Kimberly Senior
Dates: Previews: February 3 - February 5, 2012
Press opening: Monday, February 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Regular run: Thursday, February 9 - Sunday, March 4, 2012
Schedule: Thursdays & Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm
Location: American Theater Company, 1909 W Byron St., Chicago
Tickets: Previews: $10 rush tickets at the door, or reserved seats for $30
Regular run: Thursdays & matinees $35; Fri & Sat evenings $40
Opening night including post-show reception $50
Box Office: The Box Office is located at 1909 W Byron St., Chicago;
773.409.4125; www.atcweb.org

AMERICAN THEATER COMPANY

American Theater Company is an ensemble of artists committed to producing new and classic American stories that ask the question, "What does it mean to be an American?" We provide a truly intimate home for the community to experience meaningful stories. We foster a nurturing environment for artists to take risks and create essential work.

American Theater Company is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and CityArts II. Additional valuable support is provided by the Alphawood Foundation, the Bruce B. Boyd Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation, Polk Bros. Foundation, Prince Charitable Trust, and Shubert Foundation.


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