Through March 11, 2018
If this play occasionally loses the attention of theatergoers disinterested in geo-political drama and short-selling on the stock market, its brilliantly penned diatribes on these matters and the craftsmanship with which they are delivered will most certainly reel them back in.
In spite of some technical issues, “The Invisible Hand” is an unnerving and compelling production at CPH. The tale of how the economy works and can be manipulated, as well as placing the spotlight on Islamic terrorism, makes this a vital contemporary play. The cast is outstanding and the pace and tone are tension-inducing. This is a production which is required seeing by anyone interested in fine acting and the reality of the world around us.
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.
Sometimes in America we are given just one side of a story in order to manipulate our feelings against a particular ethnic group. The Invisible Hand shows us both sides of the coin so that we can become familiar with the cause and effect that happens daily in the Middle East. The show does not pass judgment of right or wrong but simply presents the situation thus allowing us to come to our own conclusions. Brilliantly written, performed and executed. This is intense theater at its best.
Akhtar, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013 for his play Disgraced, assembles a play with the same precise attention to detail of a master craftsman, and the result is an experience that is sometimes terrifying, sometimes amusing, but always riveting.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene