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A Prayer for the Infidel

ensemble theatre · kaleidoscope productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States

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CRYSTAL LUJAN certified reviewer June 23, 2014
Thoroughly enjoyed A Prayer for the Infidel. Excellent storytelling, great direction of a very good cast of actors. Thought provoking and moving. I highly recommend it.... full review
LEILANI MARIE certified reviewer June 08, 2014
The writing is poignant, meticulous and full of energy. The last moment worth waiting for...beautiful story.... full review
DANIEL JOHNSON cinesnatch.blogspot.com certified reviewer June 25, 2014
One of the most ambitious new works of the fest, A Prayer for the Infidel takes place in 1960s San Francisco amid a backdrop of social unrest. Lazaro, former participant in Castro’s revolution, reunites with his childhood friends Clio and Zeke (involved to varying degrees in the Civil Rights Movement) to report on the events surrounding Black Panther Huey Newton’s murder trial. Lazaro is writing a book about revolutions, “the people who lead them” and the ones “who fall victim to them.” As the play progresses, we learn that Lazaro was both. The themes of the play are fascinating... Please read the rest of the review at <a href="http://cinesnatch.blogspot.com/2014/06/2014-hollywood-fringe-round-up-prayer.html">Cinesnatch</a>... full review
MARKHUM STANSBURY JR certified reviewer June 25, 2014
A Prayer For The Infidel is an excellent look at a turbulent time in America's history. The entire cast is excellent under the direction of Kimba Henderson, but BERNADETTE SPEAKES and JANTONIO BAGUE' absolutely kill it! Make sure you get to see this as there are only two shows left!... full review
PAUL HOAN ZEIDLER June 25, 2014
In the late 60s, after you've lived your life as though the personal was political, how do you begin to separate them? And can you? While her play takes a while to fully grapple with its theme, Kimba Henderson is helped by a fine cast and strong performances, especially from Jantonio Bague and Bernadette Speakes as her leads, Derrex Brady's simmering Black Panther and Raphael Corkhill's hyper-active hippie.... full review
FAITH COLLINS certified reviewer June 25, 2014
Kimba Henderson's writing is top-notch. This story uncovers our unwillingness at times to follow through with our beliefs even when there are consequences to them. All the performers really connected with their character and added to the vibe of the 60's era. From the music to the radio feed I felt transported back to the 60's. Go, go, go see this show!... full review
KELLIE DANTZLER June 25, 2014
I thought it was a well acted and well written piece. And above all that, I really enjoyed its message. Grateful that I had the opportunity to feel a bit of what it may have been like to have lived in Haight-Ashbury, 1968.... full review
KURT MAXEY June 26, 2014
Enjoyed the play because of the excellent acting of the cast. Each character had an individual voice, thus making their journey to find forgiveness, redemption, truth, faith, peace, and love more meaningful. The pacing of the play kept me interested in the outcome of the characters.... full review
DENISE WILLSON certified reviewer June 16, 2014
Very splendid. Interesting intertwined stories and a good resolution.... full review
STEVEN ROSENTHAL certified reviewer June 16, 2014
A PRAYER FOR THE INFIDEL was an exciting, entertaining, well written and very well acted snap shot of the revolutionary aspects of life in 1968 in the Haight Ashbury section of San Francisco. It dramatized the confusion and tumult of the times with real characters from those who were dissatisfied with FIDEL CASTRO to those for and unsure of the militant stance of the BLACK PANTHERS. It made excellent use of music of the period as well as depicting conflicts between African Americans and white Americans... full review

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