Join us Wednesday, February 8 for Disgraced - the fourth play in our eight-play Milwaukee Rep theater trip series.
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
From the most in-demand playwright today, Milwaukee native Ayad Akhtar brings us the play that got everyone talking, winning the 2013 Pulitzer Prize and took Broadway by storm.
Amir, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer, is happy, in love, and about to land a huge promotion. But when he and his wife, a Caucasian artist inspired by Islamic painting, host a dinner party for Amir’s African American co-worker and her Jewish husband, the evening takes an unexpected turn and Amir makes a costly decision. Don’t miss this conversation-starter that will definitely give you something to talk about at the water cooler the next day.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Judy Hansen
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS Catherine and Buddy Robinson
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH GUTHRIE THEATER AND MCCARTER THEATRE
What's Disgraced? Should I see it?
A dinner party gone awry – haven’t we all been there. Well this one is just a bit different. The hottest play in the country sure does stir up some great conversation. It’s dramatic, it’s topical, and you won’t want to miss it.
Watch PBS Video Preview, Jeffrey Brown interviewing playwright, Ayah Akhtar
Learn more about Disgraced - explore its Milwaukee Rep's webpage.
The Milwaukee Rep’s production of Disgraced opens January 17. The running time is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes (1:30 PM – 2:50 PM) with no intermission.
Special Talk Back to follow at approximately 3:00 PM for discussion of issues raised in Disgraced.
Registration Limit: 90
January 8 - Best Seats
January 9 - February 7 Any Remaining Seats
Disgraced will be staged in the large, intimate Quadracci Powerhouse Theater. For information including photos about this unique theater venue, click here.
The Quadracci Powerhouse Theater is handicapped accessible. There is handrail support on each row as you step down to your seat.
Accessibility Policy.On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.
Guest Policy. Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.
Lunch on Your Own:
Member - $62.00
Guest of Member - $77.00
Registration Fee includes: Badger Bus with Wi-Fi and Theater Ticket. Lunch is on You Own.
Member with Purchase of Additional Theater Ticket for Milwaukee Guest
Registration Fee includes Member Registration Fee ($62) plus cost of Disgraced Theater Ticket ($35), or $97.00. Lunch on Your Own.
Rep In-Depth – an optional, but highly recommended, lively and informative 45 minute pre-talk which starts 45 minutes before every performance in the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater and runs from 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM. It is free and you can drop in any time during the course of the talk.
This popular series is sure to enhance your theater-going experience with background information about the play you are about to see. Come and join us and all of the other audience members who enjoy this free educational event! (Use the Mezzanine Level entrance.)
Free Time from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Explore Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward or Westown on both sides of the river near the Rep
There are many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose, including the Milwaukee Public Market that contains eight distinctive eateries.
For other nearby Third Ward cafes and restaurants (including map), click here.
Third Ward Restaurant List
For Westown neighborhood eateries and restaurants along both sides of the river from the Rep (including map), click here.
ItineraryBear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Milwaukee on time to begin our adventure.
– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.
– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.
8:45 AM Bus 1 arrives at Oakwood University Woods for boarding.
9:15 AM Bus 1 departs for Milwaukee ( Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)
8:45 AM Bus 2 arrives at Capitol Lakes for boarding
9:10 AM Bus 2 arrives at East Towne Sears
9:25 AM Bus 2 departs for Milwaukee (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)
11:00 AM Arrive Milwaukee Public Market and other nearby Third Ward restaurants
11:15 PM Arrive Milwaukee Rep Wells St. entrance for nearby Westown restaurants
12:25 PM Returns to Milwaukee Public Market for those who need a ride to the Rep In-Depth pretalk and would rather not walk the five blocks to the Milwaukee Rep.
12:45 PM Rep In-Depth pre-talk begins
1:30 PM Disgraced performance begins
2:50 PM Disgraced performance ends
3:00 PM Facilitated Post-Show Dialogues begin
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Facilitated Post-Show Dialogues end
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Begin bus boarding for return to Madison. There will be adequate time for coat check retrieval and restroom use
4:15 PM Depart for Madison (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)
Arrive Madison (Estimated)
5:45 PM Bus 2 returns to East Towne Sears
6:05 PM Bus 2 returns to Capitol Lakes
6:00 PM Bus 1 returns to Oakwood University Woods
Disgraced Mail-In Registration Forms (including instructions):PLATO Members Form
UWRA Members Form
For further information, contact field trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, email@example.com and 608-271-7741