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The Delight of Bumpersticker:

The Musical

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Hollywood Fringe Festival 2016BUMPERSTICKER: THE MUSICAL

Gary Stockdale and Spencer Green make musicals that are truly great fun. This was true of Bukowsical, a songfest based on the life and work of Charles Bukowski, the alcoholic poet laureate of L.A.’s downtown alleys; who had a face that looked like it was once set on fire and that fire was put out with a pick-hammer.

The musical was great fun.

As is their entry at this year’s Hollywood Fringe Fest: Bumpersticker: The Musical.

Again Stockdale and Green have turned to a uniquely Los Angeles source for their

Inspiration: bumper stickers read on cars during a traffic jam on the 405 Freeway.

You’ve read most of them, I’m sure. To name but a few:

Well Behaved Women Don’t Make History
Honk if you Love Jesus
My Other Car is a Porsche
America Love it or Leave it

Stockdale and Green, along with producer Michael Blaha, director and choreographer Michele Spears and musical director David O, with the platmed.jpghelp of a first-rate cast have put up a show that, poignant moments notwithstanding, is full-out fun and a total delight to watch. No “road rage” here, only “road mirth.”

The call: PLATINUM

Be sure to check out their FACEBOOK page and click HERE for show information.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thursday, June 23, is Bumpersticker’s final Fringe showing. The TVolution will alert you as to any extensions. Remember to subscribe up above.

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An award-winning L.A. playwright and rabble-rouser of note who has hoisted glasses with Orson Welles, been arrested on three continents and once beat up Charlie Manson. His first play, Among the Vipers was a semi-finalist in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition and was featured in the Carnegie-Mellon Showcase of New Plays. It was produced at the NPT Theater in Ashland, Oregon and Los Angeles’ celebrated Odyssey Ensemble Theatre. His following play, “The Little Boy Who Loved Monsters” was produced at The Hollywood Actors Theater, where he earned praise from the Los Angeles Times for his “…inordinately creative writing.” The play went on to numerous other productions including Berlin’s The Black Theatre under the direction of Rainer Fassbinder who wrote in his program notes of Kearney, “He is a skilled playwright, but more importantly he is a dangerous one.” Ernest Kearney has worked as literary manager or as dramaturge for among others The Hudson Theater Guild, Nova Diem and the Odyssey Ensemble Theatre, where he still serves on the play selection committee. He has been the recipient of two Dramalogue Awards and a finalist or semi-finalist three times in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition. His work has been performed by Michael Dunn, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jack Colvin and Billy Bob Thornton, and to date, either as playwright or director, he has upwards of a hundred and thirty productions under his belt, including a few at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater as puppeteer. After a wild and misspent youth, which lasted well into middle age, Kearney has settled down and is focusing on his writing, as well as living happily ever after with his lovely wife Marlene. Ernest's stage reviews and social essays can be found at TheTVolution.com and workingauthor.com. Follow him on Facebook.

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