Sons of the Prophet: a Comedy About a Beleaguered Family from Huntington Theatre Company
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Playwright Victoria Stewart was inspired by two very different figures -- CNBC personality Suze Orman and Victorian novelist Henry James -- when writing her latest, most probing play, Rich Girl. For despite their differences, both Orman and James share an obsession with money and Rich Girl explores that peculiarly American fascination with startling sensitivity and imagination. When the sheltered Claudine meets the penniless Henry, the two fall helplessly in love. But for Claudine's mother, a tough-talking celebrity finance guru, this happiest of happy coincidences is a cause for suspicion and worry. Inspired by the classic play and film The Heiress, this clever new comedy examines women and their relationships with men, mothers and moolah -- if not in exactly that order. Courtney O'Connor directs the show at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. Learn More
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- "Stephen Karam comes through as a writer whose voice is clear, and laugh-out-loud funny." --<em>NY Daily News</em>
- <em> </em> “The depth of feeling in Stephen Karam's writing is ravishing. His play is fresh, bracing, and alive. He takes the mess of our lives and turns it into phenomenal comedy.” --Peter DuBois
Stephen Karam (Playwright) is the author of Speech & Debate, which was produced Off Broadway by Roundabout Theatre Company as the inaugural production of Roundabout Underground. Following an extended run in New York, Speech & Debate has received over 60 productions across the United States and Canada. He is the co-author of columbinus, which ran Off Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop following a co-production by Round House and Perseverance Theaters). His play Girl on Girl debuted as part of the inaugural season of Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre. Currently, Mr. Karam is completing the screenplay for the film version of Speech & Debate for Overture Films and the libretto for an original chamber opera with composer Nico Muhly. A MacDowell Colony Fellow, he received his B.A. with honors from Brown University, where he was the recipient of a Weston Fine Arts Award.
Peter DuBois (Director) is the Artistic Director of the Huntington Theatre Company, where he most recently directed Craig Lucas's Prelude to a Kiss and Gina Gionfriddo's Becky Shaw, as well as the world premiere of David Grimm's The Miracle at Naples. He also recently directed the Off Broadway run of Becky Shaw at Second Stage Theatre and its world premiere at The Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Prior to arriving at the Huntington, he served for five years as a director, associate producer, and resident director at The Public Theater, preceded by five years the artistic director of the Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska. His Public Theater directing credits include Bob Glaudini’s Jack Goes Boating with Philip Seymour Hoffman (The New York Times Critics’ Pick) and Glaudini’s A View from 151st Street (NYT Critics’ Pick), both with LAByrinth Theatre Company; Measure for Pleasure (SSDF Callaway Award for Excellence in Direction; Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Production of a New Play);Richard III with Peter Dinklage (a Newsday top-ten New York production of 2004); Adrienne Kennedy’s Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles (NYT Critics’ Pick); and Biro (NYT Critics’ Pick). His directing credits at Perseverance include The Seagull, The Winter’s Tale, Romeo and Juliet, and The Glass Menagerie, as well as the West Coast premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks’ In the Blood and the world premiere of Chay Yew’s The Long Season. Regional credits include a revival of Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and productions at Trinity Repertory Company and California Shakespeare Theater. Prior to leading Perseverance, Mr. DuBois lived and worked in the Czech Republic, where he co-founded Asylum, a multinational squat theatre in Prague.