Solo Show · lean dog mean dog productions · Ages 12+ · United States of America

family friendly one person show
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SPENCER CANTRELL certified reviewer June 24, 2022
tagged as: painful
Disappointed. I enjoy history and enjoy theatre pieces based on historical figures and events. I knew of this show from previous fringe festivals in years past but had never had the opportunity to see it. I expected more from a show that had been produced as many times as it had. This did not feel like a production from a professional actor in Los Angeles. It felt like a roadside attraction that was apart of a small museum you visit on a 5th grade field trip. The actor had to refer to his script on stage. You could see it taped in his Bible. It’s insulting. I was sitting in the second row and could barely hear at times. I felt my time had been wasted and the money spent had not been honored or appreciated. ... full review
MICHAEL LYONS certified reviewer July 02, 2022
tagged as: passionate · interesting · historical
I learned a ton from this very impassioned actor in this uncomplicated, but effective show! ... full review
DAVID NAIRNE certified reviewer June 26, 2022
The Great Satan Speaks brought the spirit of Robert Ingersoll to the wise words he left for us. With a wink that brings you in and a tremble in his voice that speaks to a deep reverence for the subject and the message Ernest Kearney delivers a moving evening with the American philosopher Robert G Ingersoll. The writer/performer is thoughtful in his attempts to illustrate not only Ingersoll's ability to cleverly turn a phrase but also why the great satan came to the progressive conclusions he did. You get the impression that while Ingersoll could easily have been one of the great manipulative grifters but for his own commitment to the words written by Shakespeare. "To thine own self be true" ... full review
DAVID LUCARELLI certified reviewer June 25, 2022
tagged as: profound · witty · moving · inspiring
I originally saw this show in 2018, and it was great then, and this new iteration, like a fine wine, have only gotten better with time.... full review
ASHLEY FORD certified reviewer June 21, 2022
An absolutely wonderful and immservice performance by Ernest Kearney. He indeed captures the spirit and essence of this fascinating political, historical figure and orator, Robert Ingersoll. ... full review
MATT RITCHEY certified reviewer June 20, 2022
I remembered enjoying the first production of Ingersoll several years ago, and I was not disappointed with this version! I was reminded of “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” if that animatronic performance was more lively, fun, tongue-in-cheek, and have far less use of the word God. But both firmly have the American flag waving behind them. I’m so glad Ernest introduced me to Robert Ingersoll. I’m sure it helps that I share his views, but the way they are expressed in this production are clear enough and passionate enough that even ardent believers should come away with understanding of a different point of view ... full review
LYNN BECK certified reviewer June 11, 2022
Ernest was remarkable as Robert Ingersoll. It was a fascinating history and diatribe on religion. Ernest stayed in character throughout and looked the part in period costume.... full review
JAN MCINNIS certified reviewer June 11, 2022
GREAT Satan is a GREAT show! I thoroughly enjoyed the stories and having this wonderful (almost forgotten) character brought to life in an entertaining and fascinating way. Fabulous show!... full review
GORDON STEPHEN MATHESON JR certified reviewer June 07, 2022
Ernest is an extremely passionate actor. I had trouble seeing where Ernest ended and the character began and I believe that is the job of any great performer. I've known Ernest as a Theater Critic and with this performance I now know him as also an outstanding performer. I have even more respect for his credentials as a Theater Critic now. I have always appreciated and respected his enduring support for the Fringe Community. Not being a fan of the SATAN branding I had a lot to overcome to get the ticket but I came away educated. Not necessarily what Robert may have wanted but a new conviction towards Forgiveness,Hope, and Childlike Faith. ... full review
STEVE TRZASKA certified reviewer June 06, 2022
What a FANTASTIC show! There are many different types of solo shows., one being based on an actual real person. Well, Ernest fully embodied Robert G. Ingersoll... in fact, Ernest was probably more Ingersoll than Ingersoll ever was. He kept my attention the entire time and the space at the Wren Theatre was PERFECT for this show. ... full review