Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thursday-Sunday To-Do: 'Sons of the Prophet'

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Sons of the Prophet is at the Walton Arts Centers Nadine Baum Studios through Sunday pic
  • "Sons of the Prophet" is at the Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios through Sunday.

'SONS OF THE PROPHET'
7:30 p.m. Nadine Baum Studios. $10-$22.

There's something lovely and personal about seeing a stage play. A big part of it is knowing that the actors you're watching are working without a net, and are doing so not for hundreds of thousands of people, but just for whoever is in the audience. That takes a certain amount of bravery, and comedy takes another layer of bravery yet.

Featured this week at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, in the Nadine Baum Studios, is Stephen Karam's critically acclaimed comedy "Sons of the Prophet." A finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for drama, the play is the story of two Lebanese-American brothers dealing with the accidental death of their father.

It's recommended for ages 17 and older. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday.

Tags: , , , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

  • 'Spamalot' kicks off The Rep's 2016-17 season

    March 17, 2016
    The Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced its 2016-17 lineup this morning, its first season in 17 years that won't be steered by Artistic Director Bob Hupp, who announced his departure for Syracuse, NY, in January. /more/
  • Robert Hupp resigns as artistic director of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre

    January 7, 2016
    The Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced this afternoon that longtime artistic director Robert Hupp is resigning this year, following the conclusion of his contract in June 2016. Hupp has been at The Rep for 17 seasons, and will take a new job as artistic director of the Syracuse Stage in Syracuse, New York. /more/
  • Walton Foundation project to focus on design in Northwest Arkansas

    September 23, 2015
    The Walton Family Foundation calls attention today to its plan to focus resources the next five years on development of public buildings and spaces in Washington and Benton Counties. /more/
  • TheatreSquared announces lineup for 2015 Arkansas New Play Festival

    May 13, 2015
    Fayetteville theater company TheatreSquared announced the lineup for their 2015 Arkansas New Play Festival today. The event will see a series of five plays — including a few with Arkansas themes — by nationally and internationally-known playwrights performed in Fayetteville and Little Rock over two weekends in June.. /more/
  • Bentonville family gives $1 million to Walton Arts Center

    May 6, 2015
    Marti and Kelly Sudduth of Bentonville have given $1 million the Walton Arts Center's expansion campaign, which will add 30,000 square feet to the Fayetteville arts center. The addition includes an expanded atrium lobby that connects to Dickson Street, renovation of the Starr Theater and new offices. /more/
  • Arkansas Repertory Theatre announces 2015-2016 season

    March 3, 2015
    The Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced the lineup for its 40th anniversary season yesterday afternoon, which runs the gamut from Shakespeare and Tony Award winners to Disney movie adaptations. "Our 40th Season reflects all that we do best and defines who we are as a theatre company," Aristic Director Bob Hupp said in the press release. "The new season is an eclectic body of work: from a world premiere to renowned new plays and musicals, to family entertainment and Shakespeare. The 40th Sesason embodies our past, our present and our future. It is a celebration of great stories that capture the imagination and lift our spirits." /more/
  • Review: 'Memphis' at The Rep

    September 22, 2014
    You can’t help but feel the heat of summertime Memphis in 1958 as the forbidden love story of white radio DJ Huey Calhoun (Brent DiRoma) and black club singer Felicia Farrell (Jasmin Richardson) unfolds before you on the stage of the Arkansas Repertory Theater. It’s one of the hottest, loudest musicals I’ve ever seen at The Rep, and perhaps the most uplifting since “Les Mis” came to Main Street in 2008. /more/
  • The Rep lovingly pokes fun at The Bard in "The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr"

    June 5, 2014
    No need to know Shakespeare to get the jokes. /more/
  • Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre announces 2014-15 season

    April 23, 2014
    In a press release sent out this morning, Children's Theatre artistic director Bradley Anderson said, "Our 2014-15 season has a diverse and innovative line-up of talented actors and compelling stories that reflect our continued tradition of bringing joy and laughter into the hearts of our audience." The season will kick off on September 17, with a production of "Go, Dog. Go!" that will run through October 5. /more/
  • Arkansas native Kyle Dean Massey takes the lead in Broadway's 'Pippin'

    April 10, 2014
    As of just a few days ago, Jonesboro, Arkansas native Kyle Dean Massey has taken over the lead role of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of "Pippin." Massey is also known for high-profile roles in musicals like "Wicked" and "Next to Normal." He was interviewed in the Arkansas Times back in 2005, when he was in a touring company appearing at the Robinson Center Music Hall, and at the time remembered, "Growing up in Arkansas and Jonesboro, I’m not sure I knew what real musical theater was, per se." /more/
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by David Koon

  • Arkansas Circus Arts: under the big top

    Group helps keep the three-ring arts alive for a new generation.
    • Jul 28, 2016
  • 2016 Best of Arkansas editors' picks

    A few of our favorite things.
    • Jul 28, 2016
  • 1995: When even the thought of 'Madam President' was offensive.

    Following Hillary Clinton's historic selection as the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party last night in Philadelphia, Jezebel.com makes note of just how far we've come: a 1995 story in which discount behemoth Walmart pulled t-shirts from their stores because they featured the words "Someday, a woman will will be PRESIDENT!"
    • Jul 27, 2016
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • The TC Edwards memorial roundup

    TC Edwards had hundreds of friends. If you were among them or even somewhere on the periphery, your Facebook feed has been dominated this week by tributes and photos and news of benefit concerts. Here's an attempt at a roundup of everything that's out there, with a focus on all the things you can do or attend.
    • Dec 12, 2014
  • Geena Davis to start film festival in Bentonville

    Actress Geena Davis announced today that she's launching a new film festival to be held in Bentonville (and called the Bentonville Film Festival) and sponsored by her own organization, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, as well as corporate partners Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, AMC Theaters and ARC Entertainment. The festival, set to be held May 5-9, will begin accepting submissions on Jan. 15 and will focus on films highlighting women and minorities in cast and crew.
    • Jan 6, 2015
  • Wynton Marsalis plays concert for Clark Terry at Pine Bluff hospital

    Wynton Marsalis visited Pine Bluff yesterday to pay a visit to the 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry, currently in the hospital (and accepting donations for his medical care). Terry, born in St. Louis and mentored by Louis Armstrong, played in bands with icons like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Quincy Jones, and was a stated influence on trumpeters like Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie (who considered Terry the greatest jazz trumpeter in the world).
    • Dec 10, 2014

Most Shared

  • Best of Arkansas 2016

    Readers elect their favorites.
  • Hillary hit jobs

    It's always been my conviction that if Hillary Clinton could be appointed president, she'd do a bang-up job. Getting elected, however, might prove more difficult.
  • These Hogs won't be thin

    This may be the strongest returning receiving corps that the Razorbacks have fielded in the post-Petrino days.
  • Trump-Putin 2016

    Among the thousand bizarre aspects of the presidential campaign has been the Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin axis.

Blogroll

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation