Victory Gardens Announces DISCONNECT Cast
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by BWW News Desk
Victory Gardens continues its 2012-13 season with the American Premiere of Disconnect, written by Anupama Chandrasekhar and directed by Ann Filmer. The production runs January 25 – February 24, 2013 at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park. The Press Opening is Monday, February 4, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Forty-something Avinash is hopelessly out of step in a company that demands success, energy, and youth. To bring his game up, he is transferred to work with the bright young graduates in Illinois-down on the fourth floor. In the windowless, nighttime offices of a call center in Chennai, India, is a bustling world of energetic Indian workers dreaming the American Dream and faking U.S. accents to target their American "marks" maxed out on credit cards. Anupama Chandrasekhar's Disconnect is a powerful and witty drama about the consequences of consumer culture and the intricacies of our interconnected global economy.
Disconnect had its world premiere at The Royal Court Theatre in 2010. The Victory Gardens production marks its American Premiere. The Independent called Disconnect "the Glengarry Glen Ross of our day."