Tuesday, March 28, 2023

“Disgraced” – Virginia Stage Company’s New Show Sure To Spark Debate

Virginia Stage Company sparks critical dialogue at the Wells Theatre with their upcoming production of Disgraced, the 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Ayad Akhtar.

Disgraced takes place at a dinner party hosted by a Pakistani-American lapsed Muslim and his Caucasian wife and attended by his African-American law partner and her Jewish husband.  Tensions rise when conversation turns to religion, politics, and Islamophobia.

Previews for Disgraced begin on April 4 with an official opening night on Saturday, April 7 and closes April 22. Tickets for each performance range between $20 – $55 with discounts for groups, students, and the military. For more information about group tickets and events, contact Heather Plym at hplym@vastage.org.

Community Events will take place throughout the run of Disgraced highlighted by:

  • A free Brown-Bag Lunch community discussion on Wednesday, April 4, to which all community members are invited
  • Talkbacks after the Sunday matinee performances on April 8 and April 15
  • Facilitated small group discussions on April 13-14 and April 20-21.

This explosive drama contains strong language, moments of violence, and powerful subject matter. It is recommended for audiences 16 and older.

Virginia Stage Company is Southeastern Virginia’s leading theatre destination, serving an audience of over 70,000 annually, both at the Wells Theatre and throughout the community. Virginia Stage Company’s mission is to “enrich, educate, and entertain the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality.


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