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Sons of the Prophet

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Concluded Joseph and his younger brother Charles Chris Perfetti who are both gay are sympathetic to Vin an African American boy who has grown up in a foster home and whose chance at a professional career may be jeopardizedGloria Joanna Gleason Joseph’s new boss and a book packaging expert knows a little about career jeopardy herself She was run out of the publishing business and Manhattan when she sold a memoir by a Holocaust survivor that turned out to be fictionalized Gloria’s story and Vin’s are inspired by actual eventsNow she latches on to the discovery that Joseph’s family of Lebanese extraction is distantly related to Kahlil Gibran author of the perennial best selling spiritual book “The Prophet” In her hilariously addled mind complaining about her fall from grace she defensively remarks “I wasn’t at the Holocaust” she decides that a memoir by Joseph about his. I'd read this when it was first published but wanted to re read it after finishing Karam's Tony Award winning latest play 'The Humans' This won both the NY Drama Critic Circle and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play as well as being a finalist for the Pulitzer four years ago and I will be seeing a production in SF in about a month It's an odd play a tragedy than a comedy and it's telling that the published script has two epigrams from Chekhov the master of such things It's a fun read and I'll be interested to see how it holds up on stage

Review Æ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ø Stephen Karam

Family’s journey will be her ticket back to the big timeMr Karam’s play which runs a little less than two hours and is performed in one seamless act may sound top heavy with plot and character Did I mention that Gloria’s emotional frailty also stems from the suicide of her husband Some of the relationships would benefit from being fleshed out in greater detail the integration of Gloria into the lives of Joseph and his family for example The play’s climax shoehorns all the elements of the story into a farcical scene that seems a little forced funny though it isBut one of Mr Karam’s themes is the indiscriminate nature of misfortune one calamity does not immunize you from the next worse one so the multiplication of disasters roiling the characters’ lives is to the point And he writes with such precision that even the peripheral characters emerge as sharply drawn multifaceted individual. fuck The Humans this shouldve been the one to win the pulitzer

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From the NEW YORK TIMES Joseph is a former running champ so the inflammation in his knees naturally seems to be the fallout from a torn ligament But something “global” appears to be at work and in any case he is distracted from his dreary rounds of diagnosis seeking when a urgent tragedy befalls the family Joseph’s father a former steelworker was driving home from his new maintenance job when he swerved to avoid a deer and crashed his car landing in the hospital A week later he died of a heart attackThe deer it turns out was a stuffed decoy placed there by a high school student as a prank This enrages Joseph’s older and ailing uncle Bill Yusef Bulos who is even disgusted when it is learned that the culprit is the star of the local football team Vin Jonathan Louis Dent a town hero who is given a dispensation by a judge to serve his sentence in juvenile detention after the football season has. In some ways I admire how loose Karam lets his story get there are too many characters and plot elements just kind of flicker in and out which make the play far interesting than something like Other Desert Cities that plainly retraces the well made American family drama However although his use of overlapping dialogue is impressive it's hard for me to imagine this play sticking with me down the line Birthday placed there by a high school student as a Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything prank This enrages Joseph’s older and ailing uncle Bill Yusef Bulos who is even disgusted when it is learned that the culprit is the star of the local football team Vin Jonathan Louis Dent a town hero who is given a dispensation by a judge to serve his sentence in juvenile detention after the football season has. In some ways I admire how loose Karam lets his story get there are too many characters and Discordia plot elements just kind of flicker in and out which make the Stage Mum play far interesting than something like Other Desert Cities that A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, plainly retraces the well made American family drama However although his use of overlapping dialogue is impressive it's hard for me to imagine this Sweet Mandarin play sticking with me down the line

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