The Invisible Hand Press

Mon, 05/23/2016

Check out the reviews of The Invisible Hand

"It’s a thriller that rarely lets up, and it’s also an extremely satisfying examination of vital contemporary issues." --Tim Dunleavy, DC Metro
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"Director Matt Pfeiffer and sound designer Michael Kiley keep the action so taut that the audience startles with every percussive scene-change blackout." --Wendy Rosenfield, The Inquirer
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"Matt Pfeiffer’s direction keeps the atmosphere tense up to the very end." --Tim Dunleavy, DC Metro
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"A superb production by Theatre Exile." --Mark Cofta, Broad Street Review

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"Ebrahimzadeh gets Bashir just right, from his tight shoulders and flitting eyes to the way the tension in the room relaxes when he does." --Wendy Rosenfield, The Inquirer
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"The four actors...approach their roles with grounded intensity and unfussy concentration." --Kathryn OsenlundPhindie
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"This production is brilliant." --Judy Cohen, Beyond My Backyard
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"[Ayad Akhtar] shows you characters that we have certain stereotypical beliefs about...and he shows you that they're just people." --J Paul Nicholas, Rep Radio
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“[The Invisible Hand] raises probing questions about the roots of the Islamic terrorism that has rattled the world for the last decade and more.” –Charles Isherwood, New York Times

“Mr. Akhtar draws his characters with nuance,” –Charles Isherwood, New York Times

“Makes a forceful point about the seemingly ineradicable terrorism roiling the Middle East,” –Charles Isherwood, New York Times

“Somebody give this playwright a Pulitzer. Oh, right — Ayad Akhtar already has one,” –Marylin Stasio, Variety

This one will undoubtedly lead you out of the theater in a heated debate, reexamining the preciously held beliefs that buttress modern American life.” –Zachary Stewart, Theater Mania

“In [The Invisible Hand] Akhtar deftly threads ideas about economics, extremism and the impact of intervention into a timely and relevant tale.” –New York Daily News