‘The Dolphin I Loved’ – A Fine School Of Silly Fish

By Ernest Kearney – Silliness.  Wet silliness.  Dolphin sex silliness.  Just a whole lot of silliness, in fact, I confess,  more silliness than I expected.

But Kelly Reilly had fertile ground in the true-life story of Margaret Lovatt, her Dolphinarium,  and her government-funded program, with the goal of teaching her Dolphin test subject, and occasional sex partner to speak English.

Reilly engages her audience in an escalating spiral of silliness managing to keep a straight face the whole time.  If you can appreciate a healthy serving of pure and simple silliness you’ll love Reilly’s show.


The Dolphin I Loved

Playing During The Hollywood Fringe Festival 2024



916 N. Formosa Ave


Friday June 14 2024, 11:00 PM | 1hr

Saturday June 15 2024, 2:30 PM | 1hr

Sunday June 16 2024, 6:30 PM | 1hr


Ernest Kearney - author
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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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