Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
280 East Cordova Street
Vancouver BC V6A 1L3
May 22 - June 1
HELLO is a story built on the bones of factual truth. The facts are:
World famous playwright Arthur Miller and his last wife, Austrian photojournalist Inge Morath, married in 1962 and had a beautiful daughter. In 1966 they had a son who was born with Down Syndrome. They named him Daniel. Daniel never lived with his family. Instead, he was shut away in an overcrowded, understaffed institution akin to bedlam. For over forty years the general public never knew there was a Daniel Miller.
Why did Mutti say nothing? Why did nobody, including the powerful cultural and artistic community that surrounded the Miller family, say anything? Does this matter? What if Daniel could step back in time, before he was born, to his birth and onwards? What if Daniel could watch the family story unfold? What would Daniel see, what would he say and what might have happened?
HELLO is a work of intimate family discovery through the eyes of Daniel. There is singing, dancing, family feuds, friends, food, and furniture moving, all woven together with moments of astounding truth paired with equally astounding denial. Ultimately, when all is said and done, the final questions are: Does this matter?...and if so why? Or Does this not matter...and if so why not?
ASL Interpreter Available May 26 @3pm