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Philly Fringe Vital Stats: Berger

Posted August 16th, 2012

No one’s quite as dedicated to their roles as the artists of eXposed Theatre Company’s 2012 Philly Fringe version of HAIR: The American Tribal Rock-Love Musical; they submitted their Vital Stats in-character, proving that life is a performance and you don’t ever leave the stage. Check out the group’s Facebook page, and then go to their show in September.

After the jump: Berger goes all free love on us.

Name: Today I’m Berger.

Age: Is a number.

Where were you born? I crawled out of the mud. I was reborn in a nest with my Tribe chickadees.

Where do you live now? Here mainly. Sometimes there, never there, but here when I can.

Show Title: HAIR: the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical.

Explain your performance in 2 sentences. To an 8-year-old.  I’m a little ant and I sing as loud as I can so the biggest ears can hear me.  I sing about love and hate and you and me and our world, the center of some universe that society refuses to discover yet.

What do you love (or hate) most about Philadelphia audiences? I love the sisterly, motherly, fatherly, grandpatherly, strangerly, and of course brotherly love.  You take our words and celebrate them. You call our words art and you take our creation and repaint it and share it with the world.  I tell one story, it becomes your story. Philadelphia is an open heart and an open mind. I love you all.

What would you do if you just inherited a pizzeria? Pizza orgasm. I’d grow a mustache.

What’s your favorite nickname for Philadelphia?  I’ll call her Mother today.

What’s the most disgusting thing you’ve ever seen on SEPTA? Probably me. Maybe Woof, but he’s so damn pretty.

A doctor puts a scope inside your ear. What does she see?  Whatever the books told her to see.

HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical runs September 10 at 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm, and September 16 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm at The Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom Street. $20.

–Audrey McGlinchy