The Invisible Hand


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Text Ayad Akhtar
Direction Ken Rus Schmoll

2014/15 Season

November 19, 2014—January 4, 2015

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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced, The Who & The What) makes his New York Theatre Workshop debut with The Invisible Hand, directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls). The Invisible Hand follows an American investment banker, kidnapped and held for ransom in Pakistan, as he trades for his life. This suspenseful new play is a chilling and complex look at how far we will go to save ourselves and the devastating ramifications of our individual actions on global power and politics.

Scenic Design Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Design ESOSA
Lighting Design Tyler Micoleau
Sound Design Leah Gelpe
Dialect Coach Stephen Gabis
Fight Direction Thomas Schall
Stage Manager Megan Schwarz Dickert

with Jameal Ali, Usman Ally, Dariush Kashani and Justin Kirk