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"For a lot of people to see or hear the word “Muslim” is not too dissimilar to hearing the word Cancer." ~Ayad Akhtar

   The Producing Unit, Santa Barbara’s award-winning theatre company, announces an adaptation of Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer-prize winning Disgraced.
   
    The son of South Asian immigrants, Amir has worked hard to achieve the American Dream—he has a successful career, a beautiful wife, and wears $600 custom-tailored shirts. But Amir’s Muslim cultural history clashes with his current American identity in a series of events that throw his well-manicured life into chaos. When a friendly dinner-party conversation rockets out of control, the internal conflict, between Amir’s roots and his desperation to sustain his current
American lifestyle, threatens to destroy all that he’s worked so hard to achieve. Hailed as “terrific, turbulent, with fresh currents of dramatic electricity” (New York Times), this incendiary examination of one’s identity and one’s beliefs will leave you breathless.
   
   Director, Peter Frisch, has directed over 160 productions in the New York and regional theatre, produced 150 hours of network television, and run America’s premiere Drama conservatory at Carnegie Mellon. Peter is well-known in the area for supervising the restoration of the Granada Theatre and its grand re-opening.