Roundabout Theatre Company's New York City premiere of Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet, a play about a tragedy-plagued family, opened Oct. 20 at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre/Laura Pels Theatre.
Directed by Peter DuBois, the cast features Yusef Bulos (Bill), Jonathan Louis Dent (Vin), Santino Fontana (Joseph), Joanna Gleason (Gloria), Lizbeth Mackay (Mrs. McAndrew), Dee Nelson (Dr. Manor), Chris Perfetti (Charles) and Charles Socarides (Timothy).
Sons of the Prophet, With Santino Fontana and Joanna Gleason, Opens Off-Broadway
"If to live is to suffer, then Joseph Douaihy (Fontana) is more alive than most," according to Roundabout notes. "With unexplained chronic pain and the fate of his reeling family on his shoulders, Joseph's health, sanity, and insurance premium are on the line. In an age when modern medicine has a cure for just about everything, Sons of the Prophet is a refreshingly honest take on how we cope with wounds that just won't heal, and the funniest play about human suffering you're likely to see."
The design team includes Anna Louizos (sets), Bobby Frederick Tilley, II (costumes), Japhy Weideman (lights) and M.L. Dogg (sound).
Performances will continue through Dec. 23.
The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre/Laura Pels Theatre is located at 111 West 46th Street. Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels box office.