Something Dramatic

Identity politics on stage

Could Farmers Alley Theatre’s presentation of Disgraced be any more timely?

The Pulitzer-winning play, running locally Nov. 4-13, focuses on a dinner party involving four friends who are white, black, Jewish and Muslim. The party quickly turns into a powder keg of identity politics. The play tackles Islamophobia and prejudice in a post-9/11 world, and the local production conveniently (and, perhaps, strategically) coincides with the nation’s current presidential election.

The show will be staged at Western Michigan University’s Little Theatre, 798 Oakland Drive, at 8 p.m. Nov. 4, 5, 11 and 12; 2 p.m. Nov. 6; and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Tickets are $28 to $30.

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