Jonathan Maas’s Review of the play Sacred Beasts – at the Hollywood Fringe Festival

I was fortunate enough to attend ‘Sacred Beasts’ –  a sneakily charming play at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. It starts with a somewhat obscure premise – 3 stages in the life of both Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway, played by 3 different actors each, 6 in all.

You might think such a concept a bit off-putting, but it ends up quite engaging. Each actor brings their own unique spin on the character. The play starts of with Hunter Saling delightfully playing the dashing young upstart Orson Welles in his first meeting/conflict with uber-masculine Craig Woolson’s still-on-top-of-things Hemingway. The next scne has John Patrick Davis subtly adding his own touches to a mid-career Orson Welles, whereas Jerome St. Jerome plays a Hemingway just about to lose it. Jerome plays this with both pathos and humor – ending the scene emphatically.

David Gallic continues the subtle arrogance of Welles in the last scene, adding a touch of humility to the character. Richard Malmos perhaps steals the show as the cantankerous Hemingway who spends most of his time looking out the window, and looking backward on what could have been. Malmos contorts his face into incredible scowls and quivering anger, and gives an outsized impact to Hemingway’s last hurrah.

In short, this was a great show, well cast and brilliantly written. Though the premise seems a bit avant-garde, the result is anything but. This play, written by Chris Wollman and produced by Lia Wollman, is accessible and beyond enjoyable. I laughed at one line before becoming extremely wistful in the next. And I loved the entire play – all scenes, all six actors. Congrats to Lia and Chris for putting on such a show, and congrats to Pam and the Hollywood Fringe Festival for making it possible!

 

City of Gods 2: Horsemen – Available on Amazon! And both COG 1 and 2 will be free June 21-25, 2017!

Hello! I am happy to announce that City of Gods II: Horsemen is available on Amazon!

In honor this, both City of Gods 2 and the first book – City of Gods: Hellenica will be free on Kindle June 21-25, 2017!

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Download City of Gods 1 here !

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SciFi Horror Flare – FREE on Kindle from May 13-17, 2017

Epic SciFi Horror Flare will be FREE on Kindle from May 13-17, 2017. Click here to download, no strings attached!

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Epic SciFi Horror Flare will be FREE on Kindle from May 13-17, 2017.

 

 

Free on Kindle – Comedic Fantasy ‘The Dog That Laid Eggs’

Hello! Comedic fantasy The Dog That Laid Eggs won the overall prize at Chicago’s ‘Animals, Animals, Animals’ book festival, and in honor of this, it will be free until April 2nd, 2017!

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Comedic fantasy ‘The Dog That Laid Eggs’ won the top prize at Chicago’s ‘Animals, Animals, Animals’ book festival – and it can be yours free on Kindle until April 2nd, 2017.

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Free on Kindle Feb 22-26 – SciFi Horror ‘Flare’

Hello! SciFi Horror Flare will be free on Kindle from Feb 22-26, 2017. Click here to download and it’s yours!

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SciFi Horror Flare will be free on Kindle from Feb 22-26, 2017. Download it and it’s yours, no strings attached!

Free on Kindle Feb 1-5 – Dark Fantasy ‘Dion: A Tale of the Highway’

Hello! Dark Fantasy Dion: A Tale of the Highway will be free on Kindle from Feb 1-5, 2017!

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Dark Fantasy Dion: A Tale of the Highway will be free on Kindle from Feb 1-5, 2017! Download Today!

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Two Award-winning Fantasies – FREE for the Holidays!

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Spanners: The Fountain of Youth and City of Gods: Hellenica will be free for the holidays!

Promo for dual Giveaway - Spanners: The Fountain of Youth and City of Gods: Hellenica - free on Kindle Dec 22-26, 2016

Award-winning fantasies Spanners: The Fountain of Youth and City of Gods: Hellenica will be free on the Kindle from Dec 22-26, 2016 – download them today!

  • Download Spanners FOY here
  • Download COG: Hellenica here

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Halloween Giveaway! Two books Free on Kindle – SciFi Horror ‘Flare’ and Monster Comedy ‘The Dog That Laid Eggs’

Two books free on Kindle for Halloween – Oct 28 – Nov 1, 2016!

  • Download SciFi Horror Flare for free here
  • Download Monster Comedy The Dog That Laid Eggs for free here
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SciFi Horror Flare and Monster Comedy The Dog That Laid Eggs will be free on Kindle for Halloween, from Oct 28 – Nov 1

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City of Gods: Hellenica – Free on Kindle Sep 28 – Oct 2, 2016

Hello! Epic Fantasy City of Gods: Hellenica will be free on Kindle from September 28 – October 2, 2016.

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City of Gods: Hellenica will be free on the Kindle from Sep 28 – Oct 2, 2016. Click to download!

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Spanners – Book AND Movie Free Sep 7-11!

Hello! Just announcing that Spanners: The Fountain of Youth will be free on Kindle from Sep 7-11, and the prequel movie is currently free on Amazon Prime.

Link to the book – here.

Link to the movie – here.

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