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Sons of the ProphetPenNaatak & Penn Players

March 24 – 26, 2016  ·  Harold Prince Theatre  ·  Penn Student Shows
Runtime: 110 minutes


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 dealing with her own tragedies. Deftly keeping its various storylines in careful balance, Stephen 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.


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