Ernie Evan

Weathered sailor Ernie Evan is spooked by a nightmare of his dead mother, commanding him to take a wife. With his laid-back lifestyle on his ship at stake, Ernie Evan wrestles with the disruptions this would cause, his relationship with women, and what it would be like to live on land.
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Ernie Evan

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  • Rachael Carnes:
    7 Aug. 2018
    Gartner's language play, her rhythm and imagery would be a wonderful armature for any actor to build a compelling character around. Evocative yet relatable, this historical piece feels vibrant and current, with a subtext that explores age-old questions and themes. I love how much pressure per square inch the writer exerts -- this tight, explosive monologue is a gem.
  • Lee R. Lawing:
    3 Aug. 2018
    What a funny character and so well written one at that! I love Ernie Evan, the man and monologue. I love period pieces and so am always delighted to read one that is this good. What a great part for any actor.
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    18 Jul. 2018
    A funny and boisterous monologue that would be a blast for an actor to sink their teeth into. ERNIE EVAN is well paced, dynamic, and builds a huge and specific world in just around ten minutes. Gartner definitely had my imagination going with this one!

Character Information

  • Ernie Evan
    Sailor. Set in his ways, worldly in some ways. Has lived on a boat his entire life. His accent is indistinguishable (perhaps a mix between Irish and Jamaican).

Production History

  • Workshop
    4th Meal Productions
  • Professional
    Heights Players
  • Professional
    Genesis Repertory Ensemble