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Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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Author Ayad Akhtar
4 ratings
4.5 average rating
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5 reviews
11 stars
attended Mar 13 2012

I recently saw his play "Disgraced" which I found fascinating and I did find this author equally so . .unfortunately, he was difficult to understand at times as his voice dropped but I will definitely purchase his new book.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 13 2012

A star on the rise! Ayad Akhtar has all the qualifications...bright...talented....good looking...articulate....Can't wait for his next book and play. Chris Jones did an outstanding job. They were quite a team and made for an enjoyable...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Mar 13 2012

Wonderful writer. Fascinating person to meet and hear.

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Quotes & Highlights

“[A] heartfelt first novel…. American Dervish offers a rich look at a nearby world that many Americans don’t know nearly enough about.” —Entertainment Weekly
“What a pleasure to encounter a first novel as self-assured and effortlessly told as Ayad Akhtar’s American Dervish.” —The New York Times