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."
The cast of Disconnect includes Minita Gandhi (Vidya), Behzad Dabu (Giri), Kamal J. Hans (Avinash),
Arya Daire (Jyothi), Teresa Kuruvila (US), Owais Ahmed (US), and Debargo Sanyal (Ross).
Written by: Anupama Chandrasekhar
Directed by: Ann Filmer
Featuring: Minita Gandhi (Vidya), Behzad Dabu (Giri), Kamal J. Hans (Avinash),
Arya Daire (Jyothi), Teresa Kuruvila (understudy), Owais Ahmed (understudy),
and Debargo Sanyal (Ross)
Previews: January 25 – February 3, 2013
Press opening: Monday, February 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Regular run: February 5 – February 27, 2013
Schedule: Tuesdays: 7:30 pm
Wednesdays: 7:30 pm
Thursdays: 7:30 pm
Fridays: 7:30 pm
Saturdays: 4:00 pm
Sundays: 3:00 pm
There will be a 2pm performance on February 13.
There will be no performance on February 5 or February 12.
Location: Victory Gardens Biograph Theater is located at 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue,
in the heart of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood
Tickets: Previews: $20 - $40
Regular run: $20 - $50
Box Office: The Box Office is located at 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.