The Invisible Hand begins performances tonight at Cleveland Play House.
Pirronne Yousefzadeh directs Ayad Akhtar's drama, described as follows: "The Invisible Hand tells the story of American investment banker Nick Bright as he risks everything to return to his family. Held hostage in Pakistan by Islamic revolutionaries, his last chance for freedom depends on his ability to play the stock market to benefit his captors. This sharp geopolitical thriller from Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar takes us to the treacherous intersection of terrorism and capitalism, where greed and deceit prevail and no one escapes without blood on their hands."
Featured in the cast are J. Paul Nicholas (Imam Saleem), Nik Sadhnani (Dar), Louis Sallan (Bashir), and Max Woertendyke (Nick Bright). The creative team includes Mikiko Suzuki Macadams (scenic design), Valérie Thérèse Bart (costume design), Michael Boll (lighting design), Daniel Perelstein (sound design), Dave Bova and J. Jared Janas (hair and make-up design). Christina Traister is the fight director, Thom Jones the voice, speech, and text coach, and Harman Narang the Punjabi consultant. John Godbout is the stage manager.
Performances run through March 11.
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