A Prayer for the Infidel

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

world premiere
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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
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
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
MICHELLE LEMA certified reviewer June 19, 2014
This play is wonderfully written and produced. There are many truly beautiful moments and thought provoking dialogue between well developed characters. The ensemble is strong. I would absolutely recommend adding this to your Fringe calendar!!... full review
EVIE HENDERSON certified reviewer July 03, 2014
How did America survive the '60's? "A Prayer for the Infidel" recalls vividly the turmoil, violence, and lessons learned from that decade which changed our country forever. Even though each character revealed their identities skillfully through their monologues, the fast-paced, wordy dialogue required one's full attention. Zeke's (Derrex Brady) portrayal of an unrelenting, no-nonsense Black Panther was superb. He took me to Haight-Ashbury, 1968 easily. My inclination was to follow him off stage and join the movement, but I came to my senses in the nick of time. Lazaro (Jantonio Baque) and Ruben/Fidel (Eliezer Ortiz) were powerful and intense in their relationships. Memories surfaced of the influx of Cubans along the Eastern seaboard, t... full review
HETTIE LYNNE HURTES kpcc certified reviewer June 20, 2014
We saw a wonderful play, part of the Fringe Festival at the Elephant Stages last evening. There are a few more performances, and I highly recommend it. Not only is the play well crafted to hold your attention throughout, but the cast is top notch...one if the finest ensemble performances I've seen in town! Kudos to writer, producer, director Kimba Henderson! ... full review