One-man Play: Ingersoll Speaks


From June 1-25, LA  hosts the Hollywood Fringe. Thousands of performers present over 357 shows covering the whole spectrum of the arts. Here’s one:

“INGERSOLL SPEAKS!” by Ernest Kearney

THE GREATEST AMERICAN YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF

 “America don’t know to-day how proud she ought to be of lngersoll.”

Walt Whitman

Robert lngersoll (1833-1899) Civil War veteran, radical Republican power-broker and the most in?uential intellectual in US history.

Ingersoll campaigned for Negro equality, supported the right of women to vote, opposed capital punishment and inspired the U.N. and the birth control pill. His lectures attracted audiences in the tens of thousands, and before the advent of ?lm and radio he was seen and heard by more Americans than any man in our history. He was also the most outspoken foe of religion this country has ever known, and the father of the US Golden Age of Freethought

Written and performed by Ernest Kearney

Directed by Dennis Gersten

Produced by Marlene Kearney & David Nairne

Sat June 3— 5:30p Sat June 10— 4p, Thurs June 15, – 10:00, Monday June 19 — 7p, Fri June 23 — 8:30p; ASYLUM@STUDIO C, 6448 Santa Monica Blvd.(west of Vine)

TICKETS: $12 Tickets are now available online by going to: http://hff17.com/4615 at the regular price of $12.00. But those who enter the code “Changelinks” when prompted will be given a discount price of $8.00, thanks to Ernest Kearney, who is performing a 1-man show as Robert Ingersoll. At the conclusion of each performance he plans to distribute to those attending books by writers referenced during the course of the show as having been treasured by Ingersoll: Shakespeare, Darwin, Montaigne, Thomas Paine and of course, Robert Burns. In every volume will be a bookmark encouraging audience members to learn more about Ingersoll and the Free Thought movement in the US.

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