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“Disgraced” in Vienna

22 Feb
My daughter Lynne

My daughter Lynne

They say the apple never falls too far from the tree.  I’m very happy to let you know that my daughter, Lynne, is proving the truth of this old saying.  Lynne is flourishing as an actress/singer/voice teacher in Europe.  She plays a leading role in The Vienna Theatre Project’s European premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Disgraced, by Ayad Akhtar.

The Vienna Theatre Project is an acting troupe that makes high-quality English-language theatre productions available to the people of Vienna.  In this production, which explores racial and ethnic prejudices that “secretly persist in even the most progressive cultural circles,” Lynne plays an African-American lawyer who is also the wife of a Jewish Art dealer.  The couple’s friendship with a Muslim lawyer and his Christian wife opens up not just the proverbial “can of worms,” but a “combustible powder keg of identity politics.”

You can read more about Disgraced here.


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