"...a nice, sharp hostage thriller on the surface, but then it veers into the territory of political economics and deepens into something deliciously different," writes Barry Johnson of ArtsWatch in his review here.
"engrossing tale of global money, clashing cultures...enjoyable, funny, informative, and disconcerting experience..." - Estevan Munoz, AmbitMag.com
“…tight, compact, suspenseful work…” - Thomas Ross, Portland Mercury
“'The Invisible Hand' Packs a Punch ... Nothing is black or white, and it’s in the shades of grey that Akhtar’s play has its greatest power…” - Fiona McCann, Portland Monthly
“…well-conceived, well-crafted production of an emotionally stirring and intellectually provocative play.” - Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian/OregonLive.com
“…deep ideas and words, the play has a pounding rhythm…” Dennis Sparks, Dennis Sparks Reviews
Reactions from our audience:
- “It’s magnificent! The actors are brilliant.”
- “It makes you feel like you are there.”
- “Very provocative – I must see it again.”
- “It was fascinating. It felt so relevant and contemporary.”
"Akhtar's script has the moral intelligence of a great play but the jittery energy of a Hollywood blockbuster—a hybrid of terrorist-kidnapping cliff-hanger and Wall Street noir—but the action is all contained in his pugilistic dialogue and the dynamo performances. " wrote The Stranger of the Seattle production. Read the review here.