Erin Fowler’s EGG – A Sunny-Side-Up Production from Down Under

Acrtess Erin Fowler in “Egg” (HFF’21)

By Ernest Kearney EGG by Australian Performer Erin Fowler is one of the virtual shows imported to Hollywood Fringe ’21 from Down Under in association with Joanne Hartstone. EGG is a clever dance piece chronicling a woman’s life from birth (i.e. egg) to death (i.e. shell).

In relaying her various milestones from birth— through a range of birthdays —to her first kiss, marriage and death, Fowler employs selections of familiar and, at times, rather pat tunes.

At the outset, Fowler represents the determined little sperm struggling to reach the egg to the dulcet crooning of the Irish singer Enya’s “Orinoco Flow,” and when she experiences her first period – well, what else but Chris de Burgh’s much maligned “The Lady in Red.”

The piece enters an introspective point when Fowler’s character is of an age when faced with whether to utilize her own “eggs” or…?

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Fowler’s piece was produced in South Australia’s coastal capital, Adelaide during the height of the Covid-19 health crisis. The Australian Health Ministry allowed EGG to be performed once before a live audience so that it could be filmed. This is the product.

Fowler and her piece, while a bit overlong, is a lovely performance that is – at times – delightful – at times – touching, yet always sincere.



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is a Hollywood Fringe Festival 2021 Virtual Event

Thursday August 26 2021, 8:00 PM | 55 mins
Pacific Time (US & Canada) virtual performance


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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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