The link above is the interview that followed the show. Click on the triangle (the symbol for play) to begin. It’s a heavy subject and the actors appeared to be physically taxed, and I don’t blame them. Hats off to the cast and crew!
You can buy tix by calling the number on the flyer above. Performances are at the Hoover Theatre on Park Avenue in San Jose. Check out the flyer above to get specific info.
It is a moving story based on true events. The story revolves around Blessed Miguel Pro, S.J., during the 1920’s in Mexico during a “revolutionary” period. During this time the government tried to entirely wipe out religious faith and worship. Punishment usually ended in death. The idea behind this “revolution” was that religion was holding back the progress of the society with it’s antiquated beliefs and rules. Father Pro, against advise and numerous requests felt it was his duty to carry out worship without fear of the risk he was taking. He used disguises to get things to people who needed it or to those that needed to confess. It truly pays homage to the old adage “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
Thank you to Marie Ballentine for the invite to see the show and talk to the cast after the show on Saturday night.
What I love about this company is that they always look for the stories that haven’t been told about real people doing heroic deeds. The focus is Catholic based, but I love hearing stories of people helping others no matter what the background is. With stand out performances by Alicia Barela, Chris Carter, and Shane Cota, this show is inspiring and informative.
The dialogue of the script is a little choppy in places and there are a couple directorial choices that are clunky, but it is a great story.