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SONS OF THE PROPHET at the Blank Theatre


Paul Birchall – Stage and Cinema

In playwright Stephen Karam’s touching and funny drama, characters are frequently spotted quoting the great Lebanese poet-philosopher Khalil Gabran.  “All is well,” they say, often in the midst of the most odious adversity.  Of course, all is not well at all:  Indeed, all is rather, as the Yiddish expression goes, full of tsuris.  Or, as Samuel Becket might note, “I can’t go on, I can’t go on, I’ll go on!”  Read more…

Steven Leigh Morris  – LA Weekly

Shakespeare’s adage from Hamlet, “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions,” seems to course through Stephen Karam’s Pulitzer Prize finalist play, Sons of the Prophet. Read more…

David C. Nichols – LA Times

The inevitable pain of human existence receives an exhilarating shake-up in “Sons of the Prophet,” the Blank Theatre’s latest L.A. premiere and a fairly triumphant one.

Stephen Karam’s acclaimed 2011 comedy-drama about two gay Lebanese American brothers in Pennsylvania dealing with spiritual, economic and medical challenges in the wake of their father’s death was a Pulitzer finalist, and it’s easy to see why. Read more…

Now running through March 15. 


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