“The Day I Became Black”  — Fun, Funnier, Funniest…

By Ernest Kearney  —  Now, if I were King of the Forest, I would insist that when every American turns in their taxes, they be given one of those Ancestry 23-and-whatever tests.

I think this country would be a lot healthier if it came to grips with the notion that one of the strengths of this nation is that the American Race is a bunch of mongrels.  I’ve argued that America will become a “great” nation if and when we accept that the crucible of our country is a Mulligan Stew of the world.

Performer Bill Posley (HFF18)

Bill Posley’s superbly slick, and raucously funny show reveals to his audience the trials and tribulations of growing up biracial in this country.  He shares with us numerous photos of his family, one-half, black middle class; one-half, Southern white class; this alone is a mother lode for any comic to mine.

And Posley is a comic in the truest sense of the word and his “show” is a Comedy Channel in disguise waiting to be filmed.  Producer Kristen Boulé and director Bente Engelstoft serve both Posley and this show magnificently and can take due credit for its success.

Platinum Medal

It is Posley, however, who is the meteorite blazing across the stage at the Broadwater and is dazzling to behold.  I have seen some remarkable actors and performances at the many Fringes I have attended over the years.  Talent that deserves to reach the highest heights possible – but I have seen only a handful of true stars.  Bill Posley is now one of them.

For a superb performance, this show earns a PLATINUM MEDAL.


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The Day I Became Black

Is Playing During the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2018


The Broadwater

6320 Santa Monica Blvd.


The Remaining Show is June 23 @ 10:30pm


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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 TheTVolution.com and workingauthor.com. Follow him on Facebook.

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