On-Demand Video: Leonard Lopate Talks with Ayad Akhtar and Cast of Broadway's 'Disgraced'
Friday, September 19, 2014
In the latest installment of our ongoing Inside Look: Broadway series, WNYC's Leonard Lopate sat down with the playwright and cast of the play "Disgraced."
In advance of its Broadway premiere, Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, visited us September 18 to give our audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the play. He was joined by actors Josh Radnor, Karen Pittman and Hari Dhillon.
The play tells the story of a successful Muslim-American lawyer and his wife — an artist influenced by Islamic imagery — enjoying their comfortable life on New York's Upper East Side. When a co-worker and her husband come to dinner, what begins as polite table conversation explodes, leaving everyone's relationships and beliefs about race and identity in shards.
Watch their entire conversation on race, class, identity and preparing for the Broadway premiere below: