National & Local Thought Leaders To Host Talkbacks After DISGRACED at BBPAC Teaneck

National & Local Thought Leaders To Host Talkbacks After DISGRACED at BBPAC Teaneck

Having previously announced its new production of Ayad Akhtar's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced - directed by Artistic Director Matt Okin, produced by Huey Esquire and Black Box Studios, and featuring Misty Easler, Katie Housley, Alex Hughes, Hemang Sharma, and Laurence Wallace - Black Box Studios and Black Box Performing Arts Center are proud to announce that not only will most performances of Disgraced be followed by a talkback among cast, creative team, and the audience, but several noted thought leaders have committed to leading talkbacks.

On Thursday, July 6, actor, poet, and comedian Neil Fleischmann will get things started, leading the Opening Night talkback. Famed immigration attorney and law professor Michael J. Wildes will lead the talkback following the Thursday, July 13 performance. "America's Rabbi" Shmuley Boteach, whom The Washington Post and Newsweek call "the most famous Rabbi in America," leads the talkback following the Sunday, July 16 7:30 performance, which promises to be a rousing and provocative conversation. Actor and instructor Steven Sirbu will lead the Thursday, July 20 talkback. Finally, creative artist and Teaneck International Film Festival Executive Director Jeremy Lentz leads the post-performance chat following the closing performance on Sunday, July 23 at 7:30 PM.

Disgraced will play fifteen performances over three weekends, from Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 23 at Black Box Studios' new home, Teaneck's Black Box Performing Arts Center (200 Walraven Drive (just off Palisade Ave., GPS: 290 Walraven Drive), Teaneck, NJ 07666.

The performance schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 6, 8PM (Preview)

Friday, July 7, 8PM

Saturday, July 8, 8PM

Sunday, July 9, 3PM & 7:30PM

Thursday, July 13, 8PM

Friday, July 14, 8PM

Saturday, July 15, 8PM

Sunday, July 16, 3PM & 7:30PM

Thursday, July 20, 8PM

Friday, July 21, 8PM

Saturday, July 22, 8PM

Sunday, July 23, 3PM & 7:30PM

Tickets are $30 ($25 for students & seniors) and are now available at www.blackboxpac.com. Group rates for 10 or more are available by calling (201) 357-2221. Tickets can also be purchased at the venue; call (201) 357-2221 for box office hours.

Black Box Performing Arts Center is located at 200 Walraven Drive, just off Palisade Ave., Teaneck, NJ 07666 (GPS: 290 Walraven Drive). Past productions during the inaugural 2016-17 season include Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, Willy Russell's Blood Brothers A Musical, Evil Dead The Musical, Edward Albee's The Goat Or, Who Is Sylvia? Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9, Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man, and the new immersive comedy hit Skip & Rivka's Not-So-Kosher Interactive Wedding Experience.

The New York City area's most eclectic theatrical offerings continue at BBPAC with a soon-to-be-announced 2017-18 season of favorites, cutting-edge Northern New Jersey premieres, and the development of original works for the stage: www.blackboxpac.com.

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