The Invisible Hand - Kansas City Repertory Theatre

The Invisible Hand

Oct 14 - Nov 13 at Copaken Stage

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Disgraced and author of Kansas City Repertory’s coveted production of The Who & The What comes The Invisible Hand.

 

KC Rep audiences that last saw Akhtar’s acclaimed comedy The Who & The What in 2014 will now experience Akhtar’s internationally lauded political thriller beginning October 14.

 

In The Invisible Hand, an American banker is taken hostage in Pakistan by captors seeking a ransom – but instead of capturing a high-level executive, they mistakenly take Nick Bright, a mid-level trader for whom his country and company will not negotiate. The three captors and their hostage strike a deal: Nick can save his own life if he can earn his ransom through stock market trades. This intense thriller reveals the complicated truth behind our simple perceptions of good versus evil and East versus West, as we discover that the invisible hand that moves the global market is more easily manipulated than Nick’s captors believe.

 

    

Adult content and language. Appropriate for ages 16+

Directed By
JERRY GENOCHIO Written By
AYAD AKHTAR Sponsored by Cerwick & Elving

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at Copaken Stage

Preview Performance
Opening Night
  1. Oct
    9
  2. Oct
    10
  3. Oct
    11
  4. Oct
    12
  5. Oct
    13
  6. Oct
    14
    8:00PM
  7. Oct
    15
    8:00PM
  8. Oct
    16
    7:00PM
  9. Oct
    17
  10. Oct
    18
    7:00PM
  11. Oct
    19
    7:00PM
  12. Oct
    20
    7:00PM
  13. Oct
    21
    8:00PM
  14. Oct
    222:00PM8:00PM
  15. Oct
    232:00PM7:00PM
  16. Oct
    24
  17. Oct
    257:00PM
  18. Oct
    267:00PM
  19. Oct
    277:00PM
  20. Oct
    288:00PM
  21. Oct
    29
    2:00PM8:00PM
  22. Oct
    30
    2:00PM
  23. Oct
    31
  24. Nov
    1
    7:00PM
  25. Nov
    27:00PM
  26. Nov
    37:00PM
  27. Nov
    48:00PM
  28. Nov
    53:00PM8:00PM
  29. Nov
    62:00PM
  30. Nov
    7
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    8
  32. Nov
    97:00PM
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    107:00PM
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    118:00PM
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    123:00PM8:00PM
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    132:00PM
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Meet the Cast & Company

About the writer

Ayad Akhtar

Ayad Akhtar is a Pakistani-American playwright, novelist, screenwriter and actor. He is most famous for his Tony nominated play "Disgraced". From Milwaukee, Akhtar graduated from Brown University and taught acting in New York and Vienna, Austria. He has won the New York Documentary Center’s Young Documentary Filmmakers’ Award, the IFP Audience Choice Award and Programming Committee’s Award for Best Film at the 2003 Columbia University Film Festival. His first novel, "American Dervish", was published in 2012.

About the director

Jerry Genochio

Before joining the team at KC Rep, Genochio served as production manager for Alabama Shakespeare Festival, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Sacramento Theatre Company and Southwest Missouri State University. He also spent ten seasons as Scenery Director for the Utah Shakespearean Festival and served as Technical Director at Illinois State University, Lafayette College, and Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and toured nationally with Minneapolis’ Children’s Theatre Company. Genochio has an MFA in Technical Production from Florida State University and a BS from Northwest Missouri State University.

Jason Chanos*

KC Rep: Roof of the World, A Christmas Carol, The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Local: Anthony & Cleopatra, A Midsummer

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Nick Bright

Jason Chanos of The Invisible Hand shares his insight into the character he plays onstage: “Nick is a gifted options

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Neal Gupta*

KC Rep: debut. Regional: Baby Lily, Terrior, Pairi Daisa (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Pericles (Factory Theatre); Twelfth Night (Footlight Players); The

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Dar

Neal Gupta of The Invisible Hand shares his insight into the character he plays onstage: “Dar is a wide-eyed rural

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Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte*

KC Rep: debut. Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte was last seen in the world premiere, Off-Broadway production of A CLASS ACT at

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Bashir

Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte of The Invisible Hand shares his insight into the character into the character he plays onstage: “Bashir

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Rock Kohli*

KC Rep: debut. International: Love’s Labour’s Lost (The Royal Shakespeare Company, UK). New York: Happy Hour (The Atlantic Theater Company).

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Imam Saleem

Rock Kohli of The Invisible Hand shares his insight into the character he plays onstage: “The Imam is a saint

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Robert J. Hingula

Local: Next to Normal, Jesus Christ Superstar, Bernstein’s Broadway, Hello Dolly (Musical Theater Heritage); A Grand Night for Singing (Quality

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(Under study) Nick Bright

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.