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Berkeley Rep Extends DISGRACED

Due to an overwhelming positive response from critics and audiences alike, Berkeley Rep has announced that the west coast premiere of the Pulitzer Prize- winning play, Disgraced will extend for an additional week. Originally scheduled to close on December 20, the critically acclaimed play will run through Sunday, December 27.

Starting at noon today, tickets for the added seven performances can be purchased by phone (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org.

Disgraced, directed by Kimberly Senior, is the story of Amir Kapoor, who is living the American Dream - an upper East Side apartment, Italian suits, and the promise of becoming partner at the law firm. But when he and his wife Emily, an artist influenced by Islamic imagery, host a dinner party for their friends and colleagues, lies and deception threaten to shatter Amir's carefully constructed life of cultural assimilation. Playwright Ayad Akhtar won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for this engrossing and combustible drama that probes the complexity of identity, the place of faith in today's world, and the hidden prejudices still alive in liberal society.

Disgraced, produced in association with Goodman Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre,stars Bernard White as Amir Kapoor, a successful Muslim American lawyer; Nisi Sturgis (Emily, Amir's wife and a visual artist); Zakiya Young (Jory, Amir's co-worker); J. Anthony Crane (Isaac, Jory's husband); and Behzad Dabu (Amir's nephew Abe). Headshots and bio information can be found in the Berkeley Rep press room.

Disgraced: Press kit - Berkeley Repertory Theatre www.berkeleyrep.org View Disgraced's press kit to see photos, read artist bios, learn about the show's development, and hear quotes from the creative and artistic team.

The creative team includes John Lee Beatty (scenic designer), Jennifer Von Mayrhauser (costume designer), Christine A. Binder (lighting designer), and Jill DuBoff (sound designer). The stage manager for Disgraced is Julie Haber.


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