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Maria Conchita Alfonso Alfonso Alfonso

comedy · fierce backbone · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States

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DAGNEY KERR certified reviewer June 15, 2014
Charming and witty. Great writing, acting and directing. ... full review
LESLIE HARDY June 25, 2014
Engaging, entertaining...writer, Marina Palmier, is flawless (and hilarious!)in her performance as a Latina actress aging in Hollywood while Ramon Camacho shines in his role, bringing an unexpected strength and vulnerability to the table. Well worth seeing! ... full review
JAMES BABBIN certified reviewer June 26, 2014
A really charming, entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable play. Very well-performed by both actors. Direction brings out the humor and humanity of the piece and keeps enough spinning that are always engaged. Definitely a fun way to spend some time.... full review
PAUL ELLIOTT certified reviewer June 14, 2014
Loved Maria Conchita Alfonso Alfonso Alfonso. A real diva with seduction on her mind gets seduced herself in a laugh riot. Great cast, great direction and a really feel-good 35 minutes of fun. Nothing is quite what it seems in this play, but if you believe strongly in yourself, it all seems to work out to be a fun, fun ride. Don't miss this one...and you can't beat the ticket price. ... full review
RALPH TROPF certified reviewer June 14, 2014
tagged as: funny · comedy · enjoyable · short
This is a delightful short play, both funny and touching. Don't miss it.... full review
STEPHEN BLACKBURN certified reviewer June 14, 2014
tagged as: seduction comedy
For comedy to work, the performers must be totally committed to their characters. In the Fierce Backbone seduction burlesque MARIA CONCHITA ALFONSO ALFONSO ALFONSO, brisquely directed by Richard Pierce, Marina Palmier in the sexy title role portrays with zest the aging diva on the prowl, while Ramon Camacho completely inhabits the part of her star-struck prey, a waiter who may just turn the table...Check it out!... full review
ED JOSWICK certified reviewer June 14, 2014
If you need a good laugh, go see Maria Conchita Alfonso Alfonso Alfonso. This aging Spanish actress gives new meaning to the word, Diva...and she's on the make. The object of her desires is the hot young waiter serving her tall cool drinks. Then the fun begins. Short, sweet and full of heart. Loved it.... full review
JUDITH ALLEN June 14, 2014
Judith Allen: If you are a woman of a certain age you will enjoy Marina Palmier’s take on an aging actress’ attempt to seduce a young man. She’s able to find fault with everyone she views as competition, while encouraging compliments by a besotted young waiter, played by Ramon Camacho. The laughs come fast and from the belly. Speaking of which, no one, and by that I mean no woman of a certain age should have the abs Ms. Palmier displays in her last ditch attempt at seduction. Ramon Camacho gives a wonderful performance against Ms. Palmier’s attempts at seduction, with an agenda all his own. ... full review
JOHNNY CHO June 14, 2014
tagged as: fun · sexy
Maria Conchita Alfonso Alfonso Alfonso is fun fun fun -- a spicy comic ode to fame, ego, sex...and romantic love. The two actors are fun to watch, playing off each other with zestful energy, and the direction keeps things moving, with a well-pitched tone that stays rightly shy of farce. Go see it!... full review
JEREMIAH BENJAMIN certified reviewer June 14, 2014
Playwright/lead actress Marina Palmier fully owns the charm, vulnerability and nuanced hubris of the quirky title character in this delightfully outrageous comedy about a retired Latina talk-show host who uses her celebrity mystique and powers of feminine allure to woo a naïve young gentleman into a romantic scenario full of laugh-out-loud surprises within a playful approach to addressing relevant racial issues within the Hispanic/Latino community that are often at the heart of this playwright's work. Having glimpsed this piece in various stages of the script development process, I was very excited to see this particular Fringe offering come to life on stage, and it delivers; the chemistry between the two lead characters is electric as they ... full review

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