Sons of the Prophet — Playwright Stephen Karam says it just might be “the best of both worlds.”
Karam, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his dark comedy “Sons of the Prophet,” is talking about the idea of audiences reading a play and hearing the playwright speak before they see the show. It’s something new in Northwest Arkansas, a cooperative effort between the Fayetteville Public Library, where Karam will speak Feb. 2, and TheatreSquared, which will present “Sons of the Prophet” Feb. 15-March 3.
“To my knowledge, this is something really special,” Karam says by phone from New York City. “I’ve never heard of it anywhere else. To have the audience thinking and experiencing the text of the play before they see it adds another dimension.”
‘Sons of the Prophet’
Meet the Playwright
WHEN — 3 p.m. Feb. 2
WHERE — Fayetteville Public Library
COST — Free
INFO — 856-7000
BONUS — Copies of Karam’s play are available for checkout at the library.