Florida's top Actors George Schiavone (Uncle Bill) and Michael Focas (Joseph) give stellar performance in GableStage last production of the 2012-2013 season, 'Sons of the Prophet'.
Schiavone's voice, accent and physical state for the important role of (Uncle Bill) is a season best in South Florida. Michael Focas as (Joseph) gives the most realistic portrayal of a son who has lost both parents, dealing with health issues of his own, in need of medical insurance.
Michael Focas (Joseph) takes on a job with wealthy widow Patti Gardner (Gloria) who also gives one of her best performances to date. One of the smallest roles (Vin), that of a football player who's prank is the biggest part in the story, played by Edson Jean gives a truthful and thought provoking performance.
This brilliant cast wins the game through heart and soul, ending the GableStage season with its' best production of the year. If only the Artios Award committee for casting could see this production and brilliant cast." BroadwayGlobal.
The handsome half naked Jose Urbino playing a reporter (Timothy) is another perfect choice, not just in looks, but his perfromance captures a man torn between love and career. Michael Kushner as Joseph's gay brother (Charles) hits the character with ease and flair. The direction is spotless. Joseph Adler has the rythem flowing from scene to scene, with seamless beats and masterful simplistic blocking. The award winning production team has done it again, Lyle Baskin designed a two story actor friendly funtional Set Design, Lighting Design by Jeff Quinn, Sound Design by Matt Corey, Costume Design by Estela Vrancovich and Stage Manager Kristen Pieski, all of these talents make "Sons of the Prophet" the "Best play of the season." Theatre Chat.
GableStage in Coral Gables Florida is shaking the neighborhood for theatre lovers, as the present Pulitzer Prize finalist, New York Critic's Circle, Outer Critic's Circle and Lucille Lortel Award winner for 2012. "Sons Of The Prophet" is written by Stephen Karam and Directed to perfection by multi Carbonell Award winner Joseph Adler.
You only have a couple of weeks to catch the best of the year from GableStage. "Sons Of The Prophet" plays September 21, 2013 through October 20, 2013. The award winning play stars Florida's best in the biz including Patti Gardner ("Superior Donuts"), Michael Focas ("4000 Miles"), Carol Caselle, Edson Jean, Michael Kushner, George Schiavone, Barbara Sloan and Jose Urbino.
"Sons of the Prophet" confronts with abundant intelligence and great sympathy for human frality, by using clever wit. Dealing with invitability of loss. The equally inevitable comedy shakes lives by their attempts to cope with its' consequences. A marvelous meditation on the responsibilities that we all endure, for the people we love, for those we don't, and for society as a whole. "Theatre Chat says "Sons of the Prophet" shakes Coral Gables and South Florida, you will be shaking with laughter!" Why is it we find laughter through others pain? Because we all identify on how fragile life can be.
GableStage is a BroadwayGlobal and Theatre Chat top pick regional theatre for brilliant, provacative, thought provoking plays, keeping Florida the fun in the sun arts destination. The Theatre Chat #1 VIP A to Z list offers websites and box office contact information for all the amazing theatre South Florida has to offer. "Sons of the Prophet" by Stephen Karam is added to the best of season from GableStage.
Playing now through October 20, 2013 "Sons of the Prophet" is a must see! Get your tickets online at web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/916526. For tickets to "Sons of the Prophet" or to purchase the new GableStage 2013 -2014 season subscription please visit www.gablestage.org or call 305-445-1119. GableStage at the Biltmore, located at 1200 Anastasia Avenue Coral Gables, Florida 33134.