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Smoke-The Play live at the Barnsdall Theater Friday October 26th

  • Barnsdall Gallery Theater 4800 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90027 United States (map)


Lifechild Presents: SMOKE - The Play

written by Ernie De Silva // directed by Ann Noble
performed by Ernie De Silva & Eternal Mind

Smoke is a seriocomic, solo driven piece starring Ernie De Silva and rapper/poet Eternal Mind. The story finds our main character locked in a battle of epic proportions for control of his creative voice. On one side stands the ancient forces inherent to all humans, and on the other the influence of modern day pharmaceuticals. Who wins in the end? Director Ann Noble cleverly crafts Smoke's journey into a rollercoaster ride that is sometimes poignant, other times irreverent, always touching and most importantly...relevant.


About the Artist

A native of the Bushwick projects of Brooklyn New York, early on it became obvious that Ernie De Silva's inate abilities for dramatic acting, guitar playing and stand-up comedy would find eventually find a forum to coexist in perfect union and ultimately form magical creations. Smoke is a perfect reflection of that on full display.

Ernie’s Academic life has also been a range of successes. First, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Acting from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. To build even further, he later added on a Master’s Degree in Acting from the University of Southern California’s Graduate Acting program in 2009. It was during his time at USC that Ernie began to write his first solo show "Heavy Like the Weight of a Flame" and began to make his mark on the world of one man shows.


Lifechild continues to create a dynamically versatile combination of visionary thinking and event production. This company is dedicated to bringing fresh new voices and innovative creative endeavors that will set themselves apart from the pack. Through the consistent production of vibrant entertainment we will aim to buck the belief that socially relevant material cannot in fact bring all types of success including those of the commercial variety.

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