How to Love Your Dictator: Olga & Ludmila’s Guide to Fascism

Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017By Ernest Kearney —  How to Love Your Dictator: Olga & Ludmila’s Guide to Fascism is an American broadcast of the popular Russian talk show (with Kate Rappoport and Andra Moldav as the hostess-chets).  Its mission is to show Americans how to cope with life under Trump.

The show is a mix up of skits, short films and some musical numbers.

The filmed portions Silver Medal (via The TVolution)tend to be the weakest part of the evening, while Rappoport and Moldav are the strongest.

When it works it’s pretty funny, when it doesn’t it isn’t.

A SILVER MEDAL the effort.


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How to Love Your Dictator: Olga & Ludmila’s Guide to Fascism

Playing During The Fringe at

Complex Theatres
6468 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

For Schedule and Tickets

Cast and Production Team:

Joseph Clift — Director
Kate Rappoport — Producer / Writer / Actress
Andra Moldav — Producer / Writer / Actress
Jessica Amal — Producer / Writer / Actress
Nicky Urban — Writer / Actress
Julia Bartlett — Writer / Actress
Mark Nager — Actor
Tucker Matthews — Actor


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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. Kearney remains focused on his writing, as well as living happily ever after with his lovely wife Marlene. His stage reviews and social essays can be found at and Follow him on Facebook.

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