Sons Of The Prophet

Stephen Karam(Northwestern University Press)

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A deeply humorous, clear-eyed 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 nowsidelined 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 consumed by her own troubles.

Deftly keeping its various story lines in careful balance, Karam's play confronts the inevitability of loss and the equally inevitable comedy resulting from our attempts to cope with its consequences



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