Archive: Sons of the Prophet

February 14 - March 9, 2013

Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep’s Theatre Gym

Theatre Gym at Virginia Rep Center

Part of Richmond's annual Acts of Faith Festival
By Stephen Karam
Directed by Anna Johnson

Sons of the Prophet “impressive and expertly directed”

“You can’t help warming to the Douaihys”
Richmond Times-Dispatch

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.

Acts of Faith logoIf 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.

Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2012 Lucille Lortel Award winner for Outstanding Play, winner of the 2011-2012 New York Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play.

Suggested for ages 16+.