Forward Theater Company Presents: Sons of the Prophet
By Stephen Karam
Directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray
by Stephen Karam
November 7 – 24, 2013
Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, hailed as one of the “Top 10 Plays of 2011” by The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Newsday
Sons of the Prophet will be directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray, and feature FTC advisory company members Michael Herold and Karen Moeller; Madison favorites Jake Penner, Nick Harazin, and Riley Faison; Milwaukee actresses Angela Iannone and Deb Clifton; and APT veteran Marcus Truschinski.
If to live is to suffer, then Joseph and Charles Douaihy are more alive than most.
Their father has died in a tragic accident and their ailing uncle is losing it — putting the brothers’ once unbreakable sense of humor to the test. Amidst all this, Joseph’s eccentric boss is pressuring him to write a memoir about his family’s distant connection to Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet. With unexplained chronic pain and the fate of his reeling family on his shoulders, Joseph’s health, sanity, and insurance coverage are on the line.
Stephen Karam pens a brutally funny comedy about family, culture, and how we cope with wounds that just won’t heal.
"To observe that a play about extreme suffering is also explosively funny might seem absurd. But one of the many soul- piercing truths in Sons of the Prophet, the absolutely wonderful new comedy-drama by Stephen Karam, is that life rarely obeys the rules of dramatic consistency, or, for that matter, fair play."
— Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
Produced by Forward Theater Company at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison
Performances: November 7-24, 2013
Performance Times: Thursday at 7:30pm 11/7/13 (preview/Student &Educator Night)
Friday at 7:30 pm 11/8/13
Saturday at 7:30 pm 11/9/13
Sunday at 2:00 pm 11/10/13,
Thursday at 7:30 pm 11/14/13
Friday at 7:30 pm 11/15/13
Saturday at 2:00 pm 11/16/13
Saturday at 7:30 pm 11/16/13
Sunday at 2:00 pm 11/17/13
Thursday at 7:30 pm 11/21/13
Friday at 7:30 pm - 11/22/13
Saturday at 2:00 pm 11/23/13
Saturday at 7:30 pm 11/23/13
Sunday at 2:00 pm 11/24/13
Ticket Prices: $15-$40
Call 608-234-5001 for reservations or more information.