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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
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
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
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
CHRIS VALENTI certified reviewer June 10, 2019
This show was completely engaging.... if you like flawed, screwed up, unpredictable characters. And I do. The play is mysterious psychological thriller that is an interesting chess match of wits and bad choices. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 23, 2019
tagged as: and vibrant · Playful · attractive · fun
The actors turned a not so interesting plot into magic with their skills. Each player seemed to affect the audience in a different way with smiles and deep down "that was pretty damn funny" laughs throughout the play. Very intimate setting and so simple that the dialogue was the glue that connected the audience with the players. overall, i really enjoyed play!... full review
ARTHUR ARTHUR certified reviewer June 19, 2019
This was a great production. I was impressed by the show overall, and by the impressive and dynamic performance of each of the actors Paul Louis Harrell and Annalee Scott had great chemistry... full review
RAY RUDY certified reviewer June 19, 2019
This was a great production. I haven't been to a stage play in a few years. Not only were the actors great. Both actors Paul Louis Harrell and Annalee Scott had great chemistry together. Jola Cora was also very talented with both her onstage performance along with her talents offstage as director and producer the production. You really felt they had a complicated relationship. The story was very engaging and had me in deep thought throughout from beginning to end while also making laugh. I enjoy it a lot and hope to see more from the cast and director in the future.... full review
RICHARD LAEL LILLARD certified reviewer June 18, 2019
A thought provoking performance. One that had me riveted. The play was beautifully acted by all performers. ... full review
MATT CINQUANTA certified reviewer June 18, 2019
I definitely was impressed by the show overall, and by the impressive and dynamic performance of each of the three characters. Lead, Jola Cora and Annalee Scott were riveting in their portrayals of what I'd call an eery 'kindred persona' between the two, and Paul Louis Harrell never disappoints, bringing his usual sledgehammer performance to the stage for the first time. I think the greatest challenge for a 30-minute show is to tell a good story and show the journey of each character. 'Siren Call' accomplishes that.... and in a surprisingly effective and enjoyable way. ... full review