Sons 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, Verse Wisconsin invited Madison-area writers to create original poetry in response to the play’s source material and subject matter. Get a taste of FTC's opening production and hear the poetry it inspired.
Verse Wisconsin publishes poetry and serves the community of poets in Wisconsin and beyond. In fulfilling their mission they:
• showcase the excellence and diversity of poetry rooted in or related to Wisconsin
• connect Wisconsin's poets to each other and to the larger literary world
• foster critical conversations about poetry
• build and invigorate the audience for poetry
Forward Theater Company is a not-for-profit professional theater company founded to provide exceptional theater experiences for area audiences and give professional actors, designers, and directors an artistic home.
It was also founded in order to create jobs for many of the talented actors, designers, technicians, directors, and other theater artists who live in this area. Our work not only supports Wisconsin playwrights, it provides hands-on experience for students in area college theater programs.
Madison and its surrounding communities have always been supportive of the arts in many forms — theater, music, dance and visual arts presented by amateur, semi-professional, and professional organizations. Forward Theater Company is proud be a resident organization in the beautiful Overture Center for the Arts, providing opportunities for artists and audiences to explore great dramas and provoke conversations about the issues that matter the most.