Thursday, February 9, 2017


Ayad Akhtar

Allison F. Rich, Damien Seperi,
Kathryn Smith-McGlynn, & Jonathan Rhys Williams
If in the midst of the salad course at a dinner party with friends, friendly chatter begins to be peppered by the topics of a) religion, b) ethnic origins, c) politics, then politely remember you left something burning on the stove at home and dash out immediately.  At least, that could be one lesson learned while watching the engaging, explosive 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced.  More importantly, when put into the capable hands of the excellent ensemble assembled by The Stage under the able direction by William Ontiveros, Disgraced implores us each to delve deeply to find and admit the prejudices and stereotypes that lie somewhere buried within – no matter how hard we try to deny them. 

For my full review, please follow this link to Talkin' Broadway:

Rating: 5 E

Disgraced continues through February 26, 2017 at The Stage, 490 South First Street, San Jose, CA.  Tickets are available at or by calling the box office at 408-283-7142.

Photo Credit: Dave Lepori

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