Poetry of the Prophet

Forward Theater Company will open their 2013-14 season with the Wisconsin premiere of Sons of the Prophet by acclaimed playwright Stephen Karam. A dark comedy about one family's ability to withstand a hailstorm of misfortunes, the play's main character is a distant relation of Lebanese-American poet Khalil Gibran, author of The Prophet.

To complement the production, Forward partnered with Verse Wisconsin and invited Madison-area writers to create original poetry in response to the play’s source material and subject matter. The selected poems will be published in the October issue of Verse Wisconsin, and displayed in the lobby of the Overture Center during the run of Sons of the Prophet in November.

Two additional collaborations, with the Wisconsin Book Festival and the Wisconsin Historical Society, invite audiences to see the winning poets read their pieces alongside actors reading scenes from Sons of the Prophet.

Wisconsin Book Festival
October 19, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, Madison
Click here for more information.

Poetry of the Prophet
October 24, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison
Call 608-264-6555 or click here to reserve space by October 17.

Posted on 9-30-13