The Invisible Hand

By Ayad Akhtar
Directed by Seth Gordon

March 07 - 25 , 2012

2011-2012 Studio Season

The Story

In remote Pakistan, Nick Bright awaits his fate. A highly successful player at a major investment bank, Nick is kidnapped by an Islamic militant group, but with no one negotiating for his release, the prisoner must take matters into his own hands. Full of questionable alliances and moral bargaining, this world premiere is a chilling examination of how far we will go to survive and the consequences of the choices we make.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic Designer: Scott Neale
Costume Designer: Lou Bird
Lighting Designer: Ann Wrightson
Sound Designer: Rusty Wandall
Stage Manager: Champe Leary


Ahmed Hassan (Dar)
John Hickok (Nick)
Bhavesh Patel (Bashir)
Michael James Reed (James and the guard)

Additional Credits

This production was the world premiere of The Invisible Hand.

St. Louis Theater Circle Awards

Outstanding New Play