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BLOOD, A Voodoo Love Story

ensemble theatre · mpe productions · Ages 18+ · United States of America

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RENEE CHATMAN certified reviewer June 06, 2015
Amazing is not a big enough word to describe this experience. The actors created scene after scene with nothing more than their voices. And you go with them to every place they create. By the end of the play I felt exhausted! A must see again kind of experience! Loved it.... full review
NIKKI MULLER certified reviewer June 15, 2015
One of my favorite shows of the Fringe for sure: a tight little gem of powerhouse acting and a script so raw and pithy the hour zooms by in a flash and leaves you reeling. I've never seen such creative exploration of insatiable female sexuality, kink and the difficulty of maintaining that spark that inevitably fizzles with monogamous commitment. This show takes it to the nth degree of an actual tangible monster, which is performed in flawless, effective unison by the players for an incredible dramatic effect. The script is impressive, veering between the abstract poetic and the comically realistic, and the performers handle its twists and turns masterfully well. Their chemistry is tangible, and the show is sure to get your blood pumping. Def... full review
KRISTY SELLECK certified reviewer June 09, 2015
tagged as: Must See · Spellbinding
Blood, A Voodoo Love Story is a spellbinding, enthralling two person show. I absolutely LOVED it! I recently saw it for a second time, and enjoyed it as much, if not more! The performances of Maria Tomas and Phrederic Semaj are truly captivating. Their performance chemistry is fantastic; especially in the scene where they speak in unison as another character. I found myself exhausted by the end, as I was so swept up in the story. In my opinion, this is a "Must See"!!... full review
DOUG ERHOLTZ certified reviewer June 08, 2015
Blood is Michael Philip Edwards' brilliant vision of the sexual politics that manifest between lust and love, man and woman. Magnificently portrayed by Maria Tomas and Phrederic Semaj, both actors offer a provocative and heady glimpse into the mechanics of the hearts and loins of two star crossed lover's who must navigate the perils of an uninvited succubus into their union. Semaj skillfully interprets the wide eyed groom, disillusioned by sex in the modern age, who must come to terms with his own hubris to rescue his failing marriage. Playing opposite is Tomas' masterfully played cynical bride, who counters her own disillusionment with pluck and wit. Blood is a definite game changer for the Fringe Festival. Highly recommended. Do no... full review
KATHRYN YATES certified reviewer June 09, 2015
I had the chance to see Blood, A Voodoo Love Story recently. And the first thing I want to say is that I want to see it again! I was enthralled from the beginning of the story. The story of how the two met and the entire sequence of their relationship was captivating. Especially when they spoke in unison as the third person in the story. It almost felt as if there really was another cast member. I say I want to see it again because next time I will be in the second or first row! ... full review
RON GEREN certified reviewer June 19, 2015
A wonderfully written and directed piece by Michael Phillip Edwards facilitates truly terrific performances by two talented, trained, and highly connected actors. The experience of being in the theater while Maria Tomas and Phredric Semaj perform is transcendent and magical. They fly off the stage and soar with heated passion and absolute conviction. This is what acting and theater is all about. No Joke. Go now.... full review
CYANNE MCCLAIRIAN certified reviewer June 20, 2015
tagged as: tour-de-force · powerful
One of my TOP FIVE for SURE! This is one of those shows that takes you by surprise, grabs you & keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. I was honestly amazed an entire hour had gone by! Brilliantly written, acted AND directed! BRAVO!... full review
JESSICA ROSE PLAZA certified reviewer June 23, 2015
tagged as: Beautiful · BLOOD · MariaTomas · Semaj · Voodoo · magic · Truth · dark · comedic · Race · ensemble theatre
Blood was... enticing from the very moment the two actors spoke. Tomas was riveting, and sexy in every syllable pronounced, and Semaj was present in every movement he made; down to his bare toes. The heat emulated from the two ensemble members may have been enhanced by the Theater's heating system, but it truly seemed to come from the chemical connection between the two. Something in this play ignited some sort of awareness I cannot quite wrap my head around. I will be seeing it again and bringing my close friends before the festival is over. If you are looking for a love story with real depth, see BLOOD! You will not be disappointed. ... full review
ESTHER MIRA certified reviewer June 27, 2015
tagged as: BLOOD · Voodoo · captivating · Beautiful · Raw
Blood is such a raw, beautiful, and bold show. Maria Tomas and Phrederic Semaj are an unstoppable tour de force whose chemistry cements an already stellar production. This combination when paired with Michael Phillip Edwards' incredible script and direction, is probably one of the most amazing shows I have ever had the pleasure of seeing at Fringe.... full review
JESS GABRIELL CRON certified reviewer June 28, 2015
Highly sexual and stimulating in my pants! At the same time, it touches on several issues relating to keeping passion alive in a marriage; the importance of relaying sexual fantasies to your partner without fear of scrutiny or rejection. I really loved this show. So well written and so well acted by the two players. This one will stay with me for a very long time and it's themes will resonate in my own life. Thank you!... full review

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