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Siren Call

ensemble theatre · cerise films · Ages 16+ · includes nudity · world premiere · 30 mins · United States of America

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BEN ZANDPOUR certified reviewer June 09, 2019
WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE CELEBRITY?! I’m here live at the Fringe Festival in Hollywood. Just saw the 30-minute play ‘Siren Call’ by Jola Cora. So, this dysfunctional romantic couple breaks into the home of a famous celebrity and takes her hostage. I won’t spoil it for you, but I can say that this quick play is ENTERTAINING. Witty, referential, sexy, and scary, this minimalist three-person critique of the idea of celebrity challenges our incessant worship of movie stars. (Don’t act like you don’t have a favorite!) As an audience, we hung on every line, like a sit-com. And the actors were so close we could touch them. In fact, I feel like I might have been an accomplice to a crime. And they have an after party right after the show! ... full review
JESSICA DURDOCK MORENO certified reviewer June 29, 2019
tagged as: theater · magic · mystery · danger · beauty · gender parity · woman · female · brilliant
A magic and mind-bending story that had me holding my breath. This production, these performers, and this experience is so truly special. ... full review
ALYSSA VIRKER certified reviewer June 29, 2019
An absolutely stunning show that had me captivated from start to finish. There was so much tension and I was raptured the whole time. The themes were so smart and beautifully articulated. And the surreal tone really added a beautiful shimmer to the whole production. And wonderful actors!... full review
GEORGE ZAVER certified reviewer June 14, 2019
Siren Call is an intriguing piece that I did not want to end. Sprinkled with unexpected humor and mystery. From the start the fine score sets the tone. ... full review
ALEXANDRA FIALLOS certified reviewer June 24, 2019
An eerie tale that interlaces the ideas of the unity of the universe that keeps you on your toes the whole time. You spend the whole play trying to figure out the purpose and leaves you guessing until the very last moment. ... full review
MATTHEW ROBINSON encore judge certified reviewer June 14, 2019
A mysterious, poetic and thought-provoking piece with themes that will permeate and connect with many in the audience. Well-acted and performed the cast creates a world and a dialect unique to the wonderful script and world created by Jola Cora. It is a play that will leave you thinking long after you have left the theater.... full review
TAYLOR ENGEL certified reviewer June 26, 2019
Siren Call blew me away - it morphs before your eyes from comedy, to drama, to mystery - to something deep, subversive, and unbelievably intriguing. Louis Harrell and Annalee Scott are a thrill to watch as a couple at odds with not only one another, but with themselves, and Jola Cora shines in the most engaging and hypnotic performance I've seen in a very long time. ... full review
COLE WILLIAMS certified reviewer June 24, 2019
The acting was solid, the writing was inspiring and the experience is quite potent! Jola Cora finds a way to both expose the lunacy of obsessively desiring the life in the lights and she also shows the burden that every human being carries on their own personal journey, our empirical ego -- that movie playing in our heads, so to speak -- is quite trivial in the grander scheme of humanity and our potential as a species, without patronizing anyone for wanting to be an artist or an individual. Cora is quite a savant thinker as well as a natural playwright, and in "Siren Call," this is in full display! ... full review
ANGELA BEEVERS certified reviewer June 29, 2019
Wow I really enjoyed this one! So much drama, so much tension, I was riveted! Really smart writing, and very interesting and super compelling acting. It really sucked me in. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. Siren Call is bold, daring, creative, funny and scary. It's one of a kind. Go see this one! A fantastic play. ... full review
DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE certified reviewer July 06, 2019
tagged as: compelling · fascinating · magical
Written by Jola Cora, who joins Annalee Scott and Paul Louis Harrell on stage, this play posits what at first seems only a quirky bit of drama in some side shadow of Hollywood. An actress/movie star wannabe feels hopeless and despondent, urging her sometimes boyfriend to help her see or somehow touch the movie star with whom she is obsessed just once before she gives up. He agrees, knowing someone who knows said movie star's gardener. While she is out, attending a premiere, they sneak into her home to feel what it is like to be there, to touch and experience a few drops of her life. So imagine how they react when she walks in on them! Walks in, does not panic or scream, but merely seems curious. She insists she is not the movie star ... full review