2340 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Sons of the Prophet
February 22 – March 17, 2013
Preview performance on February 21
Dobama Theatre proudly announces the fourth show of its fifty-third season, the Regional Premiere production of SONS OF THE PROPHET by Stephen Karam playing from February 22 – March 17, 2013.
The play is directed by Scott Miller and features Bernard Canepari*, Christopher Richards*, Laura Starnik, Jeanne Task, Johnathan Jackson, Aaron Mucciolo, Christopher Sanders, and Anne McEvoy. (*denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association)
The luckless Lebanese-American Douaihy family, distant relatives of poet Kahlil Gibran, lives in a run-down section of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, where all is definitely not well and may never be. 29-year-old Joseph, a former running champ, is desperately trying to keep his family from falling apart even as his body is ravaged by a series of strange ailments. Stephen Karam’s new play blends comedy and tragedy in its examination of how suffering capriciously rains down on some and not others. SONS OF THE PROPHET recently ended its extended Off-Broadway run at the Laura Pels Theater in New York City (Roundabout Theatre Company) following its debut at the Huntington Theatre Company.
About the Playwright
Stephen Karam’s other plays include SPEECH & DEBATE (the inaugural production of Roundabout Underground); COLUMBINUS (New York Theatre Workshop); GIRL ON GIRL (Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep); and EMMA (a modern, musical version of Jane Austen's novel), performed by students at the Professional Performing Arts High School in NYC in association with Waterwell (published by Playscripts, Inc.). His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service, American Theatre Magazine, Northwestern University Press and Dramatic Publishing Co.; his freelance writing has appeared in NY Magazine, The Advocate and McSweeneys.net. He is the author of the libretto for DARK SISTERS, an original chamber opera with composer Nico Muhly (co-produced by Gotham Chamber Opera, MTG and Opera Company of Philadelphia). A MacDowell Colony Fellow, Stephen grew up in Scranton, PA and is a graduate of Brown University.
About the Director
Scott Miller is the Director of the Cleveland School of the Arts Theater Arts Program. Prior to coming to Cleveland, he served as the Artistic Director of The Children’s Theater of Charlotte. He is also the Founding Artistic Director of The Orange Summer Shakespeare Festival, a youth theater program in New Jersey for urban teenagers. Scott directed THE SEAFARER for Dobama Theater last season, and DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE in the 2010-2011 Season. Other favorite productions include THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, ROMEO AND JULIET, FRANKENSTEIN, MACBETH, THE MIRACLE WORKER, STEAL AWAY HOME, CINDERELLAS OF THE WORLD, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, ANTIGONE, FLYIN’ WEST and A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Scott has worked as an actor appearing in Off-Broadway and regional theater productions, and locally in GOD OF CARNAGE, THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA, and I HAVE BEFORE ME A REMARKABLE DOCUMENT GIVEN TO ME BY A YOUNG LADY FROM RWANDA for Dobama Theater, TALLY’S FOLLY and BURIAL AT THEBES for Ensemble Theater, and CLEVELAND HEIGHTS for the JCC Arts Center.
Tickets are $26 regular, $24 senior for Fridays and Saturdays, $21 regular, $19 senior for Thursdays and Sundays. Preview tickets for February 21 are $10. Student tickets are $10 (full-time, under 25 with a valid ID)
Tickets are available by calling the Dobama box office at (216) 932-3396, or by visiting www.dobama.org.
RUSH tickets, available to patrons 21 & younger, are $5. A limited quantity will be sold nightly no earlier than five minutes before curtain time and will be based on seat availability.
On Sunday, February 24, Dobama offers tickets on a “pay-as-you-can“ basis. In an effort to remove economic barriers and to make Dobama’s productions accessible to everyone, the first Sunday of every production is “pay-as-you-can“, asking patrons simply to pay what they can afford.
Show dates and times:
Thursday, February 21
Friday, February 22
8:00p.m., Opening Night
Followed by an Opening Night reception
Saturday, February 23
Sunday, February 24
“Pay-as-you can” Performance
Thursday, February 28
Friday, March 1
Saturday, March 2
Sunday, March 3
Thursday, March 7
Friday, March 8
Saturday, March 9
Sunday, March 10
Thursday, March 14
Friday, March 15
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, March 17
Dobama Theatre is generously supported by many individual donors, and the following foundations and government agencies: The Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Cyrus Eaton Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation, The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation, The David & Inez Myers Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council, and Roe Green Foundation. Dobama Theatre is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.
Dobama Theatre’s mission is to premiere the best contemporary plays by established and emerging playwrights. Through educational and outreach programming, Dobama Theatre nurtures the development of theatre artists and builds new audiences for the arts while provoking an examination of our contemporary world.