Ernest Kearney, an award-winning L.A. playwright and rabble-rouser of note, 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 play Peddle was selected by the Midwest Theatre Network as one of the best plays of 1997. His most recent work 'The Salt Prince' was awarded honors from the Nathan Miller History Play Contest as well as the Fremont Center Theatre Play Contest. A passionate theatre and history buff, Mr. Kearney's reviews can be found on workingauthor.com and TheTVolution.com. Hang with him on Facebook. Comments welcome.

SILENT SKY review

"Silent Sky" is a well-crafted feel-good evening in the theatre. If playwright Lauren Gunderson had decided to draw on Scottish history for her play then we may have wound up with a sweet love story about that couple with the funny accents the Macbeths. But for a play with “drama-lite” as its most egregious flaw the International City Theatre is a perfect venue.

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MISTERO BUFFO review

Vlahos’ honesty of intent and his clownish mastery that detonates on stage in an explosion of agonized humanity in order to find resurrection in a combative mockery of the masses is mesmerizing to watch.

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MARY’S MEDICINE review

As a biographic theatrical treatise, Mary’s Medicine is so informative, and well-executed by the ensemble, one hesitates to point out a flaw, however, what is missing is a sense of self-discovery or emotional growth within the role of the heroine.

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INCANTESIMO review

The show I observed delivered on the music, trance, and storytelling however the magic moments fell flat. Such is the nature of live performance. Awkward interactions with audience members also involved, at times, convoluted magic tricks, which felt as though “Ta-Da’s!” needed to be called out after each occurrence.

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MUNGO! review

Directed by George Lockwood with craft and intelligence and featuring a strong and engaging performance by the playwright Reyna as Mungo the piece has pathos and potency.

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THE SPIDEY PROJECT review

The strengths of this production include those twin hallmarks of professionalism, a well-crafted and intelligent mounting. Add to this a cast that can actually sing (and sing well), a concept that was approached seriously, and solid direction.

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LADIES IN WAITING: THE JUDGEMENT OF HENRY VIII review

Canfield flawlessly executes an emotional floor routine worthy of the Olympics, packed with saltos and double saltos expressing his remorse, defiance, passion and distain in facing each of them. The show is blessed with acting as sharp as the stagecraft is superior. Director Mitchell Glass overcomes the limitations of a small stage and the hazards associated with placing a sizable cast on it with the precision and concentration of a master sculptor working on white marble. His stage flows with a vigorous energy and elegant motion that guards and guides his cast from colliding in either chaos or clutter.

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