Blue Collar Diaries

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May 26, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Solo performer-playwright Michelle Myers Berg celebrates what producer Michelle Storm calls the “overlooked lives” of ordinary people in the working class neighborhood where she grew up in the 1960s and ’70s. Aided by a few props and costume accessories, Berg assumes the voices and personalities of over 20 relatives and neighbors, telling tales that demonstrate the strength and importance of family and neighborhood.

Storm says the performance is both humorous and poignant. Weaving through it are Berg’s affectionate recollections of her Korean War veteran father. Back at home he kept his battlefield experiences buried as he struggled to reintegrate with civilian life.

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