Ben Randle


Karam's Pulitzer Finalist 'SONS OF THE PROPHET' Makes SF Regional Premiere This Fall

This November, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the SF Bay Area regional premiere of Stephen Karam's Pulitzer Prize Finalist Sons of the Prophet to be directed by NCTC Artistic Associate Ben Randle, as part of its 2016-2017 Season, which also marks the company's 35th Anniversary.

Karam, who recently won the Tony Award for his play The Humans, was named a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Sons of the Prophet, his refreshingly honest take on how we cope with wounds that just won’t heal. If to live is to suffer, then Joseph Douaihy is more alive than most. 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. Sons of the Prophet is the funniest play about human suffering you'll ever see.

Karam’s award-winning play premiered to acclaim at Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company in 2011, and later that year transferred Off-Broadway to Roundabout Theatre Company. In addition to its Pulitzer honors, it received Best Play awards from New York Drama Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel Awards, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, hailing the discovery of an “important playwright in Stephen Karam” (New York Magazine).

Sons of the Prophet runs November 11 – December 18, 2016. Tickets are $25–50 and available at or by calling (415) 861-8972.

The cast of Sons of the Prophet features Donald Currie, Nancy French, Stephen Kanaski, Eric Kerr, Cheryl Smith, JD Scalzo, Marcus Drew Steele, and Loralee Windsor.
The creative team of Sons of the Prophet includes scenic design by Devin Kasper, costume design by Jorge R. Hernandez, lighting design by Virginia Herbert, sound design by Sara Witsch, prop design by Daniel Yelen, and stage management by Kaitlin Rosen.

Eric Kerr. Photo by Lois Tema.

Eric Kerr. Photo by Lois Tema.