LIES, ANGER AND FORGIVENESS… Celebrates the Salvation of a Human Heart

By Ernest Kearney — Saba takes us down the rabbit hole of the American dream in her HFF21 presentation of Lies, Anger and Forgiveness, and it is a thoroughly enjoyable trip.

She leaves Italy for America against her family’s wishes, who warn her she’ll never see a bidet again.

Fringe Award-Gold Medal-The TVolution

Saba, all starry-eyed, comes to the United States of America intent on achieving fame and fortune.

It is near impossible not to get carried away by her narrative, as she moves about the stage like a tornado with the Bolshoi.

Director Debra De Liso exhibits a graceful touch on the staging allowing Saba to whirl about in a performance that is moving, funny and so intoxicatingly human in all its passion.

A GOLD Medal.


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An Encore Performance of

Lies, Anger and Forgiveness

will next be presented:

Thursday September 16 2021, 1:00 PM | 30 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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