solo performance · lean dog mean dog productions · Ages 10+ · United States of America

family friendly one person show
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June 19, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

A history lesson of the best kind. I left the the theatre wanting more. Fortunately, we were provided pamphlets with more information on Ingersoll.

What I didn't like

I particularly enjoyed the parts that address Ingersoll, not as a public figure, but as a human being. The part where he discusses his father, was especially poignant and, should the play ever be remounted, I would love more moments like it.

My overall impression

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!

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