ACCLAIM FOR INFIDEL

 

“One of the most FORCEFUL, PROVOCATIVE AND POLITICALLY RELEVANT show onstage in today’s theatre scene… sure to keep the audience viewer on the ‘jagged edge’ of one’s seat…This playwright and his story is TRANSPARENT ABOUT EVERYTING, from terrorists who kill in the name of God; to the notion that artifacts are blasphemous idols; to how hopeless and trapped Norton ultimately felt.

— Bonnie Priever,Curtain Up

https://bonniepriever.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/infidel-offers-hope-in-the-name-of-god-the-whitefire/

 

“OUTSTANDING… emotional depth… complex and honest… a stellar cast and script that fuels an engaging and thoughtful narrative…What deems Infidel as an outstanding production? It breathes depth into the persons involved.Writer/director Christopher Vened creates an atmosphere that does not delve in heavy-handed politics. It is a situation that could happen to any of us. That is its power and leads to its ambiguous ending that this reviewer thought absolutely brilliant…The production attempts to answer the age-old question: What drives peaceful men to violence in the name of God? And it does a superb job in displaying a complex and honest reply.”

— Jarrett Christensen, Tolucan Times

http://tolucantimes.info/theatre-reviews/dogmatic-beliefs-create-a-prison-for-faith-in-whitefire-theatres-deep-infidel/

 

FASCINATING… ELECTRIFYING… A window on a world few of us would ever see. Told with empathy and a lightness that allows us the space to truly consider and to make our own judgments on how violence on an industrial scale can induce even the most pious to revenge.

I came away with a far better understanding of the importance of human frailty within a movement.  How each of us are only a few steps and a few thousand miles away from picking up a book or a rock or a gun and using it to justify our pain.  And how beautiful faith can be…”

— Samantha Ronceros, NoHoArtsDistrict.com

http://nohoartsdistrict.com/theatres/theatre-reviews/item/5932-the-whitefire-theatre-presents-infidel

 

“INTERESTING INSIGHTS… The writer, having escaped from martial law Poland, wanted to humanize people and see things from all eyes.”

— Serita Stevens, LA Slash

http://losangeles.splashmags.com/index.php/2018/09/07/infidel-what-is-the-truth-theatre-review/#gsc.tab=0

 

DELIVERS… a worthwhile afternoon, leading to more thought and research afterward.”

— Edger German, Colorado Boulevard

https://coloradoboulevard.net/infidel-at-whitefire-theatre/

 

Vened has done a very credible job as director, staging the action smoothly on a bare stage and focusing his actors adeptly.

— Iris Mann, Stage Raw

http://stageraw.com/2018/09/04/infidel-theater-review/

 

Production Picture

Infidel: a production photo of Ted Monte and Aneesha Madhok
Ted Monte and Aneesha Madhok
Michel Wakim & Ted Monte
Michel Wakim & Ted Monte
Ted Monte, Nima Jafari, Ronak Ghandhi, and Bobak Cyrus Bakhtiari
Ted Monte, Nima Jafari, Ronak Ghandhi, and Bobak Cyrus Bakhtiari
Ronak Ghandi & Aneesha Madhok
Ronak Ghandi & Aneesha Madhok
Edwin Scheibner as Ambassador Compte
Edwin Scheibner as Ambassador Compte
Ted Norton & Bobak Cyrus Bakhtiari
Ted Norton & Bobak Cyrus Bakhtiari
Nima Jafari & Aneesha Madhok
Nima Jafari & Aneesha Madhok
Ted Monte & Moses Norton Mask by Sean Cowelti
Ted Monte & Moses Norton
Mask by Sean Cowelti
The Bull of Heaven
Moses Norton as the Bull of Heaven
Moses Norton as the Bull of Heaven Mask by Sean Cawelti
Moses Norton as the Bull of Heaven
Mask by Sean Cawelti