Center Theatre Group has announced casting for its upcoming production of Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced, which will play June 8-July 17 with an opening on June 19 at the Mark Taper Forum.
Helmed by Kimberly Senior, who directed the play's Broadway run, the cast includes Broadway cast members Hari Dhillon and Karen Pittman reprising their roles, as well as J. Anthony Crane, Behzad Dabu, and Emily Swallow.
A contemporary exploration of identity and religion, Disgraced follows a married couple living in Upper East Side Manhattan: Amir, a corporate lawyer and Emily, an artist. Though Amir was raised Muslim, he has left his heritage behind. The couple hosts a small dinner party at which polite protocol is quickly abandoned and the talk turns to religion, politics,and sex.
Scenic design is by John Lee Beatty, costume design is by Jennifer von Mayrhauser, lighting design is by Christine A. Binder, and sound design is by Jill BC Du Boff.