comedy · go go guppie productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America

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DIONNE NEISH certified reviewer June 21, 2016
A 45 minute relevant piece of work with recent events with captive animals. A story close to my heart it was great to see this well thought out, well versed play. The actors were amazingly funny and sincere i really enjoyed everyones performances Sherry Berg was a real stand out. Her smart, straight talking character was so easy to watch her heartfelt performance moved me. I highly recommend this piece.... full review
ESTHER MIRA certified reviewer June 22, 2016
tagged as: funny · powerful · witty · heartbreaking · Wonderful
Fantastic writing combined with a stellar ensemble cast and clever directing, I highly recommend seeing #WhaleFail at this year's Fringe. Brett Epstein's writing is outstanding and the story he tells is funny, poignant and heartbreaking. Sherry Berg is especially wonderful to watch as she leads the extremely well-rounded cast throughout the piece. A very moving show not to be missed!... full review
SAMANTHA CHRISTENSEN certified reviewer June 23, 2016
Great play, great actors!... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY the tvolution certified reviewer June 23, 2016
This was an unexpected gem. Superbly acted, extremely well written and directed. A more detail review will be appearing at The TVolution.com... full review
ROBBY DEVILLEZ certified reviewer June 25, 2016
tagged as: awesome
Very moving. Excellent show! I know am inspired to see the movie "Black Fish", which from what I understand was a big inspiration for this show. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 25, 2016
For fringereview.com. In 2010 a trainer at Seaworld was killed by the whale she trained; and she wasn't its first victim. Seaworld's publicity machine went into overdrive to limit the damage this fatality would do. This seems like great source material for a book or film like "Spotlight" or "All The President's Men". Maybe (and probably wisely) fearing lawsuits, playwright Brett Epstein has not gone down that path. Instead he has written "#Whalefail", a joky roman a clef about "Ocean Planet". Bridget (Sherry Berg) attends the funeral of her much-loved sister Ivy, she meets a young trainer Ralph (Jamie Engber) who worked with Ivy and who feels there's something fishy about the way Ocean Planet is spinning the tragedy. An uneasy courtship e... full review
MIKE OSTROSKI certified reviewer June 25, 2016
A fun and thought-provoking story told through wonderful acting! I really enjoyed this one! Go see it! ... full review
PATRICK CHAVIS certified reviewer June 26, 2016
8.5 out of 10 Great Show. The review is in the podcast. http://latheatrebites.com/whalefail-the-lounge-theatre-in-hollywood-review/... full review
MARCIE MAXFIELD certified reviewer July 05, 2016
Great Show! ... full review