2011-12 Season

Last Performance:
January 1, 2012

18-35?

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Sons of the Prophet

Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Sons of the Prophet, by Stephen Karam (Speech & Debate), is a refreshingly honest take on how we cope with wounds that just won't heal.
 
If to live is to suffer, then Joseph Douaihy is more alive than most. With unexplained chronic pain and the fate of his reeling family on his shoulders, Joseph's health, sanity, and insurance premium are on the line. In an age when modern medicine has a cure for just about everything, Sons of the Prophet is the funniest play about human suffering you're likely to see. 
 
Pictured at top: Santino Fontana and Joanna Gleason

Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Sons of the Prophet, by Stephen Karam (Speech & Debate), is a refreshingly honest take on how we cope with wounds that just won't heal.

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The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

The Laura Pels Theatre, 111 West 46th Street, New York, NY, 10036  |  Ticket Services: 212.719.1300  |  View Seating Chart

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Who's Who

Yusef Bulos
Bill
Jonathan Louis Dent
Vin
Santino Fontana
Joseph
Joanna Gleason
Gloria
Lizbeth MacKay
Mrs. McAndrew
Dee Nelson
Dr. Manor
Chris Perfetti
Charles
Charles Socarides
Timothy
Stephen Karam
Playwright
Peter DuBois
Director

The SONS OF THE PROPHET creative team also includes Anna Louizos (Sets), Bobby Frederick Tilley, II (Costumes), Japhy Weideman (Lights) and M.L. Dogg (Sound).

 

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Reviews

The New York Times
“The first important new play of the fall season.” –Charles Isherwood
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The New Yorker 
“‘Ravishing’ is the best word for Stephens Karam’s new comedy….  At once deep, deft, and beautifully made.” –John Lahr
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New York magazine
“This is feel-good theater you don’t have to feel bad about later, mainstream stage entertainment with no aspartame aftertaste.” –Scott Brown
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Behind the Scenes

Stephen Karam's Blog

Click here to read the playwright's take on mounting this critically acclaimed show.

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