Saturday, April 16, 2011

Play Set in Nazareth Performed in Boston

“Sons of the Prophet” is a new play set in the small town of Nazareth, PA, being performed in Boston and will be off-Broadway this fall, which was written by Stephen Karam, a Scranton native (according to an article in Broadway World: Boston).

Unfortunately, for those of us in Nazareth, the play is described as follows:

“The plot centers on two young, gay Lebanese-American brothers dealing with the death of their father as a result of a prank-gone-wrong in their small town of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. When the culprit turns out to be a star high school football player (Jonathan Louis Dent) and the judge decides to delay his punishment until after the season ends, the boys and their elderly paternal Uncle Bill (Bulos) each deal with the news in their own way. Joseph is also trying to nail down a diagnosis of an unknown ailment and is forced to work in an unfulfilling job for "a wealthy, deranged woman" in order to have health insurance.”

Karam appears to be a well-regarded up and coming play write and it will be interesting to see how the show does off-Broadway as it was pretty well received in Boston.

Posted via email from Ross Nunamaker

3 comments:

The Papier Boy said...

Why do you say "unfortunately?"

Wayne said...

Why do you say "unfortunately?"

Maybe because it doesn't look like it portrays Nazareth in a very favorable fashion?

Chris said...

Duh