Written by playwright, novelist, and screenwriter Ayad Akhtar, The Invisible Hand centers around American banker, Nick Bright, specializing in the Pakistani futures market who is kidnapped by a terrorist organization looking to protect local community interests. It examines the nature of greed and pits the pervasive philosophy of capitalism against Islamic fanaticism, revealing unifying human passions, underlying tensions, and failings that span the ideological spectrum.
The play received its world premiere as a one-act play at The Repertory Theatre of St Louis in 2012. The play then was produced in an expanded two-act version respectively at A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle and New York Theatre Workshop. The Invisible Hand had its London premiere at the Tricycle Theatre in 2016 with a revised second act. The New York production received an OBIE Award for playwriting and won the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award.
All seats are reserved and priced at $105, $85, $55, or $25.
Tickets subject to additional venue and service fees and may be purchased in person at the PlayhouseSquare box office or online, below: