Skylight Theatre Company Presents
the World Premiere of
PRAY TO BALL
by Amir Abdullah
DIRECTED by Bill Mendieta
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
EXTENDED through June 8th
"GO! Pray to Ball wins the award for best timing of the season. Abdullah has written a lean, mean drama. He handles massive, big-ticket issues like religion, politics, love, racism and acceptance with aplomb and humor."
–LA Weekly GO!
"“Genuinely original...heartfelt and thought-provoking. Inventive take on a little-explored topic...tersely entertaining.” -LA Times
“Abdullah sparks an emotional and thought-provoking dialogue on present-day perspectives toward finding faith. PRAY TO BALL is an honest look at how our choices -both sacred and superficial- are at the heart of craving acceptance.” –Tolucan Times
“Astounding job of depicting the strong emotional connection between the characters. Expertly directed and seamlessly executed…writing is memorably sincere. A hearty slice of life and thought-provoking entertainment.”
Childhood friends and basketball superstars, HAKEEM and LOUIS came to Miami Florida University with three things in mind: Winning, Wilding out, and Going Pro. When tragedy strikes Hakeem, his goals shift, and he is drawn to the mysterious world of Islam in search for deeper meaning, affecting him dramatically on and off the court, until he is faced with the ultimate choice..
FEATURING Yʼlan Noel, Amir Abdullah, Ulka Simone Mohanty, Rickie Peete, Lindsey Beeman, Matt Henerson, Cory Roberts & Brice Harris
LIGHTING & SET Jeff McLaughlin
VIDEO Hana Kim & Spencer Lee
BASKETBALL COACH Micaal Stevens
PRODUCER Gary Grossman
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Adam Rotenberg
Check out the PRAY TO BALL Video Teaser:
BEYOND Conversation: Join us select Sundays after the performance to engage in cast, crew and audience conversations with special guests. Visit http://ow.ly/w8Mak for dates & info.
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