‘Disgraced’ wrestles with Islamophobia

By: Henry Eden ~Campus News Editor~ Following Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s announcement detailing its 2016-17 lineup, theatergoers around Cincinnati have eagerly awaited the Shelterhouse Theatre’s first performance of the season, and for good reason. Ayad Akthar’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winning Disgraced was the most produced play in the United States in 2015, and Akthar remains the second most produced playwright across the nation. The play is receiving increasing demand for a reason. People want to see the show, but they don’t necessarily like what they see. What Akthar presents to the audience is a brutal look at … Continue reading ‘Disgraced’ wrestles with Islamophobia