- Dark Comedy
A FringeNYC 2009 Excellence Award Winner for Outstanding Solo Show, this one-man play, created through interviews and collaboration, is the true story of the life of actor Daniel Martin Berkey. For 45 years, Berkey suffered the ravages of schizophrenia. With his symptoms beginning at age six, he experienced a spectrum of challenges, including berating voices and haunting visions, paranoia and catatonia, and addiction to sex, heroin, and alcohol. Then, at the age of 51, homeless and deranged, while walking along a freeway on Long Island, Dan saw a vision – a giant golden cube suspended in the sky from which emanated 3000 winged humanoid figures beckoning him to join them in the World Self. Awaking from the splendor, he walked home, flushed his medications, and has been symptom-free ever since. This is his story.
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