2017-18 Season
April 12 - 29, 2018

The Invisible Hand

LA Times picks ETC's THE INVISIBLE HAND as "CRITIC’S CHOICE"

By Ayad Akhtar

Directed by Jonathan Fox
A Co-production with The English Theatre Frankfurt

A RIVETING evening of dramatic storytelling.

Broadway World

ETC scores a hit with THE INVISIBLE HAND

Santa Barbara Independent

Background Information

Set in Pakistan, American investment banker Nick Bright is kidnapped by an extremist organization and held for a $10 million ransom. When his company refuses to meet the terrorists’ demands, Nick convinces his captors that he can manipulate the stock market to meet his own ransom. Capitalism intersects with fanaticism in a race against time in this heart-pounding thriller by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, novelist, and screenwriter Ayad Akhtar.

In the spring, ETC will present Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright, novelist, and screenwriter Ayad Akhtar’s gripping new play, The Invisible Hand.This production is presented in a co-production with The English Theater Frankfurt, continental Europe’s largest English-speaking theater. Their most recent collaboration was on their critically-acclaimed 2016 production of Bad Jews.

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