Cast & Creatives announced for The Invisible Hand

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The New York Theatre Workshop's NY premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar's new thriller The Invisible Hand, directed by Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll, has now announced its cast and creative team. The production begins previews on 19 November 2014, before officially opening on 8 December, and continuing its limited engagement through to 4 January 2015.

The cast includes Jameal Ali, Usman Ally, Dariush Kashani and Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Justin Kirk.

The creative team features scenic design by Tony nominee Riccardo Hernandez, costumes by Tony nominee ESosa, lighting by Tyler Micoleau, and sound design Leah Gelpe.

Synopsis: "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."

Playwright Ayad Akhtar is also currently represented on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre with his drama Disgraced, which officially opens on 23 October 2014 and is booking through to 18 January 2015.

- by Tom Millward

The Invisible Hand

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