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By Ernest Kearney — In 1998 the headline of The National Enquirer bellowed to the gullible: “Titanic Survivor Found on Iceberg! She Still Thinks

By Ernest Kearney — In dramatizing the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower, you are faced with two wildly, out of balance acts. The first

By Ernest Kearney — If you’re a fan of Pat Benatar, Invincible is a must see, and if you’re not, see it

By Ernest Kearney — Set in an upscale neighborhood of Philadelphia, Melissa Jane Osborne’s "Smile" (on stage at Atwater Village Theatre) begins with Rachel

“Di Lady Di,” a favorite at this year's Hollywood Fringe, is currently playing in rotation with All is True, or Henry VIII at The

By Ernest Kearney ­— With their opera 'Arkhipov,' Composer Peter Knell and Librettist Stephanie Fleischmann have superbly captured the historical event in their

By Ernest Kearney — Doctor Zomba’s Ghost Show, David Lucarelli’s loopy homage to late night television horror hosts, was plainly rooted in

By Ernest Kearney  — Throughout its 30-year history, A Noise Within has demonstrated, for any theatrical company, the strategy for success.  A focused concentration

By Ernest Kearney -- "Valley Song," at Long Beach’s International City Theatre, is in many ways unique among South African playwright Athol Fugard’s works.

By Ernest Kearney — In selecting a basis for their musical, “A Dream At the End of Time,” Thomas Barrett Blakeley and

By Ernest Kearney — At the core of Nicholas Buda’s drama, "It’s In Our Bones,"' are two sisters trapped in a cabin

By Ernest Kearney — This was the Fringe that was meant to show to our city and the world, we’re still here,

All the shows reviewed, during Hollywood Fringe Festival 2022, are ranked in one of the five categories listed below: PLATINUM: These are shows that are

By Ernest Kearney — I’m not sure if Playwright Devin Arnold has watched a little too much League of Gentlemen or not

By Ernest Kearney — This tribute to Patrick, Tom, Liam Clancy and their musical confederate, Tommy Makem, is long overdue in “the

By Ernest Kearney — Writer and performer Mitchell Bisschop recreates two prominent Chicagoans in his show. Royko, and his close friend and

By Ernest Kearney — Hanoch Serebrenik is a very funny soul. His comic timing and his mannerisms display that happy combination

By Ernest Kearney — Writer/Performer and Composer Jeremy Ebenstein was diagnosed with high functioning Asperger’s Syndrome early on in life.

By Ernest Kearney — British Comedian and Playwright Henry Naylor set off to Afghanistan to gather material for his play "Finding Bin

By Ernest Kearney — Steve Vlasak’s shows are nothing if not ambitious. This was as apparent in his earlier Hollywood Fringe