Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet, With Santino Fontana and Joanna Gleason, Begins Sept. 28

News   Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet, With Santino Fontana and Joanna Gleason, Begins Sept. 28
 
Roundabout Theatre Company's New York City premiere of Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet, a play about one man's chronic ill health, begins previews Sept. 28. Opening night is Oct. 20 at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre/Laura Pels Theatre.

Joanna Gleason in Sons of the Prophet
Joanna Gleason in Sons of the Prophet Photo by Paul Marotta

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).

"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."

Karam's play was commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company following his hugely acclaimed New York debut as the author of Speech & Debate in 2007 at Roundabout Underground. 

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. Ticket prices range from $71-$81. Through ACCESS Roundabout, 100 tickets will be available for performances on Sept. 28-30 for only $10 each.

Chris Perfetti, Jonathan Louis Dent, Yusef Bulos, Santino Fontana and Joanna Gleason
Chris Perfetti, Jonathan Louis Dent, Yusef Bulos, Santino Fontana and Joanna Gleason Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
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