I Heart Maroc

solo show · Ages 13+ · family friendly · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE night tinted glasses certified reviewer August 11, 2021
I Heart Maroc is a one person show written and starring Azo Safo, I have personally known Azo for a few years and was frankly astonished at how much I learned about her in this piece. Never had a clue she spent two years in the Peace Corps, living in a small Morrocan village. But more than those bare facts, interesting they may be (and are), what I really got out of her show was how this experience shaped and taught her. Solo shows remain popular at the Fringe for often purely logistical reasons, and generally they fall into two groupings. One is a naked exposure of some kind of trauma or pain. The other shares wonder and joy learned, a delight kindled amid life lessons. Sometimes the two blend. I'd clearly say this one falls into ... full review
LISA PEZIK certified reviewer August 15, 2021
tagged as: incredible · Authentic · real · funny · Beautiful
What an incredible show!! I fell in love with every character and I felt like I was there with Azo through the entire journey. It was a beautiful story as Azo moved with grace and intention throughout the entire performance. I could sense the many hour rehearsed and thoughtful development of every character and every scene. It was a beautiful message at the end and I'm so glad I got to experience this show! ... full review
JAIR BULA certified reviewer September 07, 2021
Wow! What a ride! I heart "I HEART MAROC"!!!. Very strong one person piece, which will make laugh, cry and everything in between. ... full review
LORINDA HAWKINS SMITH certified reviewer September 05, 2021
LOVED THIS SHOW!!! I was taken back to times when I was a fish out of water and had the chance to leave or stay and in both cases, my staying was the right decision. Azo brought all of the characters to life in such a beautiful believable way. Loved the humor all through it. Loved the light touch on the political climate. Loved the light touch on the patriarchy. And Azo just looked like she was having so much fun, it was easy to have fun with her.... full review
MINDY PFEIFFER certified reviewer September 05, 2021
The show was very heartfelt and entertaining too. Azo Safo brought her experience of being in the Peace Core in Morrocco to life. Her protryals of the people she met made me feel like I was there.... full review
ERIC BILLITZER certified reviewer August 26, 2021
Great performance ! Azo performs all the characters she met during her two years in the Peace Corps in Morocco, with sharp delineations of movement, accent, and personality for each character, getting sharply and precisely from narrator to character. There's also lots of heart in this story -- great show !... full review
TRICIA GORMAN certified reviewer August 27, 2021
It was so fun and entertaining! There was never a time that I thought about time passing. I just wanted to hear more of her stories and the interesting characters Azo so brilliantly portrayed. It felt like I was there with her. ... full review
TANYA THOMAS certified reviewer August 25, 2021
tagged as: peace corps · Gorgeous set · Beautiful · Ode · riveting · fun · sweet
Fun, touching and riveting, I Heart Maroc is a sweet mix of personal narrative and cultural analysis. I was smiling ear to ear throughout the show and was enthralled by Azo's performance as she deftly switched between characters.... full review
DIANA ELIZABETH JORDAN certified reviewer August 24, 2021
I HEART MAROC is such a deeply , personal and moving show and Azo creates each character with such multi-layered detail. She is a lovely actress and beautiful storyteller. ... full review
VERONICA CAREY MATTHEWS certified reviewer August 23, 2021
tagged as: lovely
Azo Safo has a crafted a stupendous show, both fun and endearing as well as educational. Her struggle to fit in is real, but her attitude toward her situation is always upbeat and uplifting. The amount of hope and ultimate selflessness was evident throughout, and the final message of living in the moment resonated strongly. At the core of her show, and Azo as well, is hidden in plain sight at the core of the show's title: heart. She fills the stage with hers, and it's hard not to have your own warmed after watching.... full review