The Happy Buzz Surrounding 'Sons of the Prophet's' Human Suffering

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Sons of the Prophet Roundabout Theatre Company's 'Sons of the Prophet.' (© Joan Marcus)

It’s early in the new theater season in New York, but Charles Isherwood, theater critic for The New York Times, has found a standout and it isn’t on Broadway but Off. “Sons of the Prophet” at the Roundabout Theater Company’s Laura Pels Theater is a play about suffering that Isherwood says is also explosively funny.

Written by the young playwright Stephen Karam and directed by Peter DuBois, it’s the show that’s creating the most happy buzz in the theater world right now.

Comments [2]

John Sweeney from Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario

Nice insight into the new show by Mr. K. I loved reading Speech and Debate and what a great thing that his second show, should build on success of the first. There seems to be a wealth of new scripts for small casts out there doing well. Tough times often bring about diamonds. I saw Venus and Fur last week, and again, small cast show with a knockout punch. Lurching towards Artaud's poor theatre, might just be what saves this battered old stage.
An old Canadian Drama teacher who finds great hope in young American theatre these days.

Dec. 26 2011 11:42 AM
Paul Weimer from Brooklyn

I enjoyed hearing about "Sons of the Prophet" but I can't find where on the website to enter to win tickets. Can you tell me the link?

Nov. 02 2011 09:41 AM

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