Blood Fruit

theatre · spoken word festival · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States

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JARED SCHEIB · June 23, 2011
Wow, I could not be more impressed. Go see this show – it is above all entertaining, above all else very touching in every way, and above the rest education. Majd has certainly risen above. So happy for your accomplishment with what you've done with this play!... full review

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THE ICE CREAM PALACE AND BELLA PRODUCTION EVELYN STETTIN AND ANGELA GRILLO · June 23, 2011
sweet show!... full review

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APRIL BELL · June 19, 2011
It was funny and touching and a pleasure to watch!... full review

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DAVID SCHOELEN · June 19, 2011
There is a sincerity to Murad's work that cannot be understated. He has a unique insight into his own young life as well as the salient issues within it that almost everyone can relate to. I laughed. I cried. I remembered with him. It was an honor to be both witness and participant to his life.... full review

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KEVIN JOHNSON · June 19, 2011
To be honest, I wasn't expecting a lot. I am not a big fan of 1 person shows, but have to admit I was totally blown away by how much I enjoyed this play. It was entertaining on a variety of levels inducing laughter from both light and dark humor, as well as rage, anger and even made me cry at one point. I highly recommend it to anyone who had to or is thinking of coming out to family & friends. Even breeders should see this play to get a better idea of how hard it is for the queer in your family to admit their biggest secret to you. GO SEE IT before it's gone!... full review

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CHRIS RINI · June 19, 2011
An engaging one-man production of a young gay man's journey from the closet to self-realization. The main character leads the audience over a course of 8 years. He starts as a closeted immigrant American teenager and takes the audience with him to the present day. In the course of this, we follow him through high school graduation, college, first love, first heartache, and eventually finding his niche in the world. It is the most naked and honest performance I have ever seen.... full review

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ROBIN RUSSIN · June 20, 2011
Terrific performance--brave, funny, and heartbreaking all at once. ... full review

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EDUARDO GUTIERREZ · June 19, 2011
Majd Murad's performance took us on a powerful and moving story filled with laughing though tears. His naked honesty touches the heart and inspires all who are present to overcome adversity, and live fearlessly. ... full review

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LOON DOG · June 19, 2011
An amazingly well executed performance that took the audience from rolling laughter to tears welling up and back again over the 90 minutes. A truly gifted performer who has no fear of who he is, where he has come from, and clearly has the drive to go far in life.... full review

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DREW POTTS · June 19, 2011
This was an inspiring performance by Majd. It was well-written, with moments of humor that moved the audience to laughter throughout the show, and moments of sorrow that definitely brought the audience to tears. It is the story of a very personal journey told through the prism of a blood orange tree, with the blood theme linked throughout the show with family, tragedy, joy, and sorrow. Blood Fruit is a show that everyone can relate to and empathize with if you have family that drives you crazy, to tears, to laughter, and to love. With minimal props and a stunning dialogue, the show is well worth 90 minutes and received a standing ovation on opening night. It is a story of self-reflection, a journey of hope, and the trials and tribulation... full review

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