Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with the Virginia Repertory theatre proudly presents the Virginia premiere of Stephen Karam’s Sons of Prophet February 14 – March 9. Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Sons of the Prophet, is a refreshingly honest take on how we cope with wounds that just won’t heal.
This dark comedy follows the story of Joseph, a young Lebanese American living in Nazareth, Pennsylvania who is left to his own devices after a freak accident. Throughout the story Joseph deals with a frustrating job, unexplained chronic pain and a crisis at home; where his health, sanity, and insurance premium are on the line.
Anna Johnson, Artistic and Managing Director of the Cadence Theatre Company, is honored and excited to be sharing the story so early on in its production with Virginia audiences. Sons of Prophet skipped the usual extended run and moved directly into a regional theater environment. “This is the third production of this play,” said Johnson, “so not only is it new but it is one of the first productions that have ever been done with it. So we are excited about that.”
The play sports themes taken from the writer’s own life. Sons of Prophet walks the line between comedy and pain in modern daily life; dealing with health issues, family crisis, mental well-being, and insurance premiums.