Kahil Gilbran http://ripr.org en 2nd Story’s “Sons of the Prophet” Doesn’t Shy Away From Anything http://ripr.org/post/2nd-story-s-sons-prophet-doesn-t-shy-away-anything <p></p><p>“Sons of the Prophet” comes to Rhode Island with a pretty darn good reputation. Brown University graduate Stephan Karam’s play was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2012 and did win several awards that year. It was a favorite of Manhattan’s downtown theater crowd, too.</p><p>So, what happened?</p><p>At 2nd Story this work, which the author calls “a comedy about a guy coping with chronic pain” seems pretty much weak-kneed. Its “comedy” never really clicks; its philosophy, which seems to be that coping with the unspeakable can be nourishing, doesn’t seem real, or true.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:10:00 +0000 Bill Gale 24337 at http://ripr.org 2nd Story’s “Sons of the Prophet” Doesn’t Shy Away From Anything