‘Inappropriate’ is Just Unsuitable….

By Ernest Kearney  —  The members of the NEO Ensemble Theatre perform seven short skits written by the collective which are hardly Inappropriate and only vaguely funny at best.

Curb Your Urges a parody of the game show Let’s Make a Deal by way of the seven deadly sins has a seed of an idea that never manages to germinate, while First Date, involving a romantic dinner plagued by volcanic flatulence, may arouse the proctologist-niacs in the audiences but it won’t invoke their laughter.

The Sub and Bible Study written and performed by Maura Swanson are the best entries in the set but still need polishing.  Along with Swanson, Michael Caldwell and Jerry Weil have moments in an hour otherwise devoid of laughter.    


‘Inappropriate’ playing at the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2023
at the
Three Clubs (Three Clubs Stage Room)in Hollywood.
For Hollywood Fringe Festival Details, ‘Inappropriate’ Show Information, and Tickets Click HERE.

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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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