BWW Reviews: SONS OF THE PROPHET, Thought Provoking, Funny, But flawed at Dobama

The play's last scene finds Joseph in a physical therapy center, interacting with Mrs. McAndrew, a favorite elementary school teacher. The emotional bond between the two is obvious. Unfortunately, the scene ends in midair...not with the required dénouement. On opening night the audience was so unaware that the play was over they sat in silence waiting for the next scene and were visibly surprised to see that the curtain call was enfolding.

CAPSULE JUDGEMENT: SONS OF THE PHOPHET is a brilliant script which gets an acceptable production at Dobama. It's a shame because the quality of the material is superb, and the cast, with more focused guidance, was capable of living up to the positive hype a production of this script deserves.

SONS OF THE PROPHET runs through March 17, 2013 at Dobama Theatre. Call 216-932-3396 or http://www.dobama.org for tickets.

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Roy Berko Roy Berko, a life-long Clevelander, holds degrees, through the doctorate from Kent State, University of Michigan and The Pennsylvania State University. Roy was an actor for many years, appearing in more than 16 plays, 8 TV commercials, and 3 films. He has directed more than 30 productions. A member of the American Critics Association, the Dance Critics Association and The Cleveland Critics Circle, he has been an entertainment reviewer for more than twenty years.

For many years he was a regular on Channel 5, ABC-Cleveland's "Morning Exchange" and "Live on 5," serving as the stations communication consultant. He has also appeared on "Good Morning America." Roy served as the Director of Public Relations for the Volunteer Office in the White House during the first Clinton Administration.

He is a professor of communication and psychology who taught at George Washington University, University of Maryland, Notre Dame College of Ohio and Towson University. Roy is the author of 31 books. Several years ago, he was selected by Cleveland Magazine as one of the most interesting people in Cleveland.

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