The Invisible Hand

Written by Ayad Akhtar

Directed by Kristen Coury

Previews: March 24 & 25 Performances: March 26 - April 16, 2022

“A hand-wringing, throat-clenching thriller that rarely lets up.” – NY Magazine

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The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar

American investment banker Nick Bright is held for ransom by a militant group in Pakistan, and nobody is coming to his aid. In exchange for a shot at freedom, Nick strikes a risky deal with his captors where he will teach them how to manipulate the global market, but is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay? Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar’s suspenseful and provocative political thriller explores the consequences of fanatical devotion to both the scripture and the dollar.


1 hour and 45 minutes including a 15-minute intermission


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The Invisible Hand includes explicit language, violence, and intense situations. Gun shot sound effects and a water-based haze machine will be used. Please call 239-261-7529 if you have questions.

"A hand-wringing, throat-clenching thriller that rarely lets up."

NY Magazine

Our Cast & Crew


Kristen Coury


José Santiago

Lighting Designer

Renee Baker

Costume Designer

Riw Rakkulchon

Scenic Designer

Michael Keck

Original Music & Soundscape Design

Jamie A. Eckhold

Stage Manager

Rishan Dhamija

Cultural Consultant

Zeke Bocklage

Fight Choreographer

Michael Cassara

Casting Director

"Suspense on a level that never lets you relax into a deep breath." Harriet Heithaus, Naples Daily News

Audience Engagement Events

Actor & Director Talkback

March 31 following the 7:30pm performance

Pre-Show Discussion

March 27 at 2:15pm

March 30 at 1:15pm & 6:45pm

April 10 at 2:15pm

April 13 at 1:15pm & 6:45pm

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