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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED at CTG/Mark Taper Form

Rehearsals have begun for Ayad Akhtar's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Disgraced," which begins previews June 8, opens June 19 and continues through July 17, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. Check out photos below!

Directed by Kimberly Senior, the cast features, in alphabetical order, J Anthony Crane, Behzad Dabu, Hari Dhillon, Karen Pittman and Emily Swallow.

In a riveting, contemporary exploration of identity and religion, "Disgraced" follows a married couple living in Upper East Side Manhattan. Amir is a corporate lawyer and Emily an artist, and though Amir was raised Muslim, he has left his heritage behind. The couple hosts a small dinner party and soon, before anyone can stop it, polite protocol is abandoned and the talk turns to religion, politics and sex.

Scenic design is by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Jennifer von Mayrhauser, lighting design by Christine A. Binder and sound design by Jill BC Du Boff. Casting is by Meg Fister and the production stage manager is David S. Franklin.

Tickets for "Disgraced" are available by calling (213) 628-2772 or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org. Tickets range from $25 - $85 (ticket prices are subject to change). The Mark Taper Forum is located at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.

Photos by Craig Schwartz


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