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

world premiere
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BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ certified reviewer June 15, 2016
Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. Acceptance. Brett Epstein’s tragicomedy, #WHALEFAIL, deconstructs the Kübler-Ross model of the five stages of grief while tackling the theme of ordinary man vs. corporate America. It also challenges the notion that we, as humans need to have extravagant goals in life. That we must try to change the world. Well, some people just want to fly under the radar. This is a story ab.... see the full review at: https://giaonthemove.com/2016/06/15/gia-hff16-reviews-whalefail/... 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
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
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