THE INVISIBLE HAND

by Ayad Akhtar

Directed by Stephanie Gularte

“…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay.

What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?

May 31 – June 25, 2017

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Spotlight Series: PROLOGUE

30 minutes prior to every performance

Arrive early and enjoy our new interactive prologue series. The discussion will explore fascinating details about the play and the artists prior to select performances. FREE to THE INVISIBLE HAND ticket holders

Spotlight Series: FOREWORD

Guest Speaker: TBA
Date: Sunday May 21 at 1PM

Take your theatre going experience to the next level through an informative and entertaining lecture. Professor Emerita, Dedee Aleccia, will speak on the history, context, and characters of THE INVISIBLE HAND. 


PRIDE Night

Wednesday, June 07 | Reception at 6PM | Show at 7PM

Spend a night OUT at American Stage! Before the performance, mix and mingle with friends old and new, enjoy a BOGO special on our signature cocktail crafted by Station House.

Includes an exclusive post-show presentation from an American Stage artist/staff member and a local LGBTQ community leader.


Young American Night

Thursday, June 08 | Happy Hour at 7PM | Show at 8PM

Young Americans between the ages of 21-29 are invited to enjoy THE INVISIBLE HAND with BOGO Specialty Drinks. After the performance, join us at Station House St. Pete where you will be given a free drink voucher good for a beer, wine, or our THE INVISIBLE HAND specialty drink!

YOUNG AMERICANS between the ages of 21-29 are invited to use promo code UNDER30 to access $15 tickets. Code can be only be used for one ticket per order when purchased online. Otherwise you can call the Box Office at 727-823-7529 or email youngamerican@americanstage.org


Spotlight Series: CHATBACK

Thursday, June 08
Sunday, June 11
Sunday, June 18
Talk-back with the cast of THE INVISIBLE HAND

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