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

family friendly one person show
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DENISE BARRETT certified reviewer June 03, 2018
Ingersoll is a fun amd interesting look at the writings of a now rarely heard of historical figure. It centers around his writings and opinions about religion. The actor/writer is clearly very passionate about the man Ingersoll and this shines through the entire performance. Its quite maddening so little has changed for society since the 1800s.... full review
AI YOSHIHARA certified reviewer June 04, 2018
I didn't know anything about who Ingersoll was, but I was amazed how Ingersoll's thoughts and opinions were ahead of his time. The show was educational and entertaining at the same time. ... full review
DANIEL FAIGIN certified reviewer June 04, 2018
Kearney brought Ingersoll to life, and spoke words that needed to be heard in this day and age. Even though they are from around 150 years ago, they still apply. Once can clearly see why the religionists in power feared this man, and even essentially banned him from speaking in a number of states. Consider the impact of his speaking today? This is a show that everyone should see for the message that it brings back from the past, that remains relevant — especially so in the Era of Trump. Full writeup at ... full review
JIM VEJVODA certified reviewer June 10, 2018
A history buff’s treat and a compelling one-man show dissecting politics and religion (primarily the latter). ... full review
DAVID LUCARELLI certified reviewer June 11, 2018
tagged as: charming · historical · profound · witty
A captivating one man show by an actor who completely embodies a fascinating near forgotten historical figure, who was about a century and half ahead of his time in terms of his views of race, sex and religion. Full of witty and profound insights that are just as relevant today as they were when they were originally uttered. ... full review
WALTER SANTUCCI certified reviewer June 17, 2018
extremely well performed and structured with excellent and refreshing content.... full review
KATHIE BARNES certified reviewer June 17, 2018
This show surpassed my expectations by far!! WHAT A TERRIFIC SHOW !!!! The writing, the acting and even the costume were Magnificent. I loved the way the actor related to the audience and to the props and mostly to Ingersoll. Excellent play!!!... full review
CHARLES ZIARKO certified reviewer June 18, 2018
Even with 379 or so competitors, Robert Ingersoll (1833-1899), as inhabited by Ernest Kearney, is clearly The Wittiest and Most Literate Star of this year's Fringe! This isn't the first time Mr Kearney has excavated History to recreate an unjustly forgotten giant of the mind, and it (hopefully) won't be the last. This is certainly The Best, though---or, at least, the hardest to top! An Hour (and then some) with Robert Ingersoll will introduce you to a literate contrary thinker of a century ago, from a time when public speaking was its own art form---and Mr Kearney, Ingersoll's interpreter, is a master of that, too! ... full review
ANGELA ACUNA certified reviewer June 19, 2018
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!... full review
DANIEL MINUCHIN certified reviewer June 22, 2018
It was marvelous. Robert Ingersoll was famous in his time. And we got to sit in on one of his lectures. What was amazing is that though the words were actually written more than a hundred years ago, this talk on religion and politics could have been written yesterday, and felt particularly relevant to what is happening in this country today.... full review