Publicist: Angela Acuna
Ty is a dynamic, charismatic performer who shifts seamlessly between multiple characters at a break neck pace. The piece is at once funny and heart breaking, delving into a community's subcultures with a portrayal that alternates between loving and scathing. It definitely leaves the audience with food for thought.
An interesting, non judgmental, and humane portrayal of the creator. I especially liked the focus on free will. I was also impressed with the level of research that must have gone into each portrayal. Even when audience members posed "trick" questions, the creators' responses were calm, reasoned, and in character. A show that even an atheist (like myself) could enjoy!
I was amazed how ahead of his time Ingersoll was on so many issue (race, women's rights, religion, etc). The man would likely be considered radical if he lived today! Even more impressive was Kearney's portrayal. With a larger than life figure such as Ingersoll, it would be easy to seem a pale copy or to reduce the man to sound bytes. Kearney brings passion, wit and humanity in his writing and acting as Ingersoll giving him new life even in 2018. I was captivated from start to finish. In short: the subject was interesting, the delivery was wonderful, and there was not a dull moment to be found!