‘Together Forever’ – Left You Longing For More….  Much More

By Ernest KearneyOn a small island surrounded by the man-made, turtle-laden lake in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, before the faux Ionic temple tomb of William Andrew Clark Jr., founder of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, his wife Mabel who died at twenty-one giving birth to their only son, Tertius who died in an air crash — age twenty-nine— with candles lining its marble steps and roses scattered before it, a small audience of Fringe participants, wandering peacocks, vaguely curious felines and one can only imagine the highly appreciative spirit of the muse Terpsichore, Christina Evans performed her resplendent and joyous celebration of humanity’s modestly measured mortality and “Tinsel-town” in the most unique of all the Fringe’s venues.

Evens (Toys HFF2017), has woven a show of movement, with poetry gathered from epitaphs off the tombstones of the cemetery itself; “For life’s peace,” Wild thing,” “You make me smile with my heart,” “When all else fails ask yourself what would Batman do?”

As produced by Sasha Dylan Bell, Evans’ Together Forever provided audiences with the most perfect half-hour this Fringe had to offer.


Together Forever’

Played During the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2024


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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