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Broadway Play Explores Islamophobia, Tensions in Post-9/11 US

A disastrous dinner party for four — an irreligious Muslim, a white female defender of Islam, an African-American woman and her Jewish husband — is the central event in “Disgraced,” now playing on Broadway. Amir, an ambitious Pakistani-American mergers-and-acquisitions lawyer, and his wife, Emily, a painter, are entertaining Amir’s colleague, Jory, and her husband, Isaac, a curator. The four begin arguing, with increasing heat, about Islam, the 9/11 attacks, racial profiling and female...

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