Theater: Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago
SYNOPSIS: Forty-something Avinash is hopelessly out of step in a call center in Chennai, India, that demands success, energy and youth. He is transferred into a bustling world of energetic and younger Indian workers dreaming the American Dream and faking U.S. accents to target their American “marks” that are maxed out on credit cards. Anupama Chandrasekhar’s Disconnect is a powerful and witty drama about the consequences of consumer culture and the intricacies of our interconnected global economy.
Arya Daire is hilarious as Jyothi, whose alternations between giggly faux childishness and hard-nosed pragmatism remind me of Girls.– The Chicago Reader