The multiple award-winning drama "Sons of the Prophet" will have its Southeastern debut this Saturday night, Sept. 21 at GableStage at the Biltmore Hotel.
The play, written by Stephen Kramm, runs through Oct. 20. It tells the story of two Lebanese brothers, who are distantly related to Kahlil Gilbran, and who are left alone after their father is killed in an accident caused by a prank. The title of the play was inspired by Gilbran's famous book, "The Prophet."
"The 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 its consequences," said Joseph Adler, the producing artistic director at GableStage, and the play's director. "(It is) a marvelous meditation on the responsibilities we bear for the people we love, for those we don't, and for society as a whole," he added.
The play, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, was also named Best Play for 2012 by the New York Drama Critic's Circle, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards. Christopher Isherwood of the New York Times, hailed it as "Absolutely wonderful! Written with insight and compassion, not to mention biting wit," and "Explosively funny!"
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