An Unseasonable Fall of Snow – A Weird Little Work That Won’t Leave You in The Cold

By Ernest Kearney — “You wouldn’t read about it in a book.”

Here you have the most striking line of New Zealand Playwright Gary Henderson’s An Unseasonable Fall of Snow; a starkly vicious spin on the classic It’s a Wonderful Life.

Actors Alex Ewan and Frank Bond face each other in an apparent interrogation room. The death of a man underneath the wheelset of an incoming train is under investigation.

The play itself is solid, as are Ewan and Bond’s performances, and while the direction is problematic, it doesn’t prevent this well-crafted, little play from enticing an audience to follow it down a deadly and very strange path.


Silver Medal (via The TVolution)

An Unseasonable Fall of Snow
Playing during the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2022

Saturday June 18 2022, 6:30 PM
Sunday June 19 2022, 5:00 PM

The Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre

5636 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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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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