CincyFringe Preview: Blue Collar Diaries

Title: Blue Collar Diaries

Opening: Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 07:00 PM
Location: Media Bridges
Address: 1100 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Bridge Productions from Minneapolis, MN

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Solo

Description: Playwright, performer, and one-woman virtuoso Michelle Myers Berg spins tales of her working class childhood in St. Paul’s Merriam Park, circa 1960’s. Sometimes hysterical, sometimes heartbreaking, Michelle illuminates the overlooked lives of twenty-some different characters in a richly detailed narrative. Meet a colorful array of characters, from radio show host Sister Melba Toast to street-wise cheerleaders, from a rhythm-driven black musician to a beer-swilling neighborhood pool shark named Heine. None of the characters, however, are as intimately drawn as that of Berg’s own father, a Korean War veteran who keeps his painful past hidden away from his family. Blue Collar Diaries gives touching insights toward the timeless bonds of community and family, depicting shared history as a unifying roadmap to where we’ve been and where we’re going.

Show Length: 60 minutes

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