Sons of the Prophet

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ISBN 978-0-8101-6644-8

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ISBN 978-0-8101-2877-4
Publication Date
October 2012
Page Count
112 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9
ISBN
0-8101-2877-2

Sons of the Prophet

A Play

Finalist for 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Winner of 2012 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play

Winner of 2012 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play



A deeply humorous, unflinching portrait of grief and loss, Sons of the Prophet depicts a Lebanese-American family in rural Pennsylvania beset by an absurd string of tragedies. At the play’s center is Joseph Douaihy, a once-promising world-class runner now sidelined by injury. As Joseph confronts his deteriorating health, he is also forced to face the death of his father, an ailing Uncle, and a desperate boss beset by her own tragedies. Deftly keeping its various storylines in careful balance, Karam’s play confronts, with abundant intelligence and great sympathy for human frailty, the inevitability of loss and the equally inevitable comedy resulting from our attempts to cope with is consequences.

About the Author

Stephen Karam is the author of Speech & Debate, produced off-Broadway in 2007 by Roundabout Theatre Company as the inaugural production for Roundabout Underground, and the librettist for Dark Sisters, an original chamber opera.