Dad Fought Hitler, the Bottle, and Me
Directed by Mick Berry
February 20 to March 8, 1998
The 1st production of the 1998 Season
Written by Mick Berry
Coupled with those of his father, San Francisco stand-up comedian Mick Berry has a lot of war stories to tell. In this one-man show, Berry explores his relationship to his veteran dad, the late Sgt. Berry, while touching the hearts of those that lived during WWII. Dad Fought Hitler was commissioned in 1996 by the Motherlode Stage Company in Loomis, CA. Berry’s father is described as a “flamboyant , hard-drinking, womanizing World War II Veteran” who spent one year as a POW in Nazi captivity. The monologue spans 50 years of father-son dialogue, includes Sgt. Berry’s writings, and ends in an ultimately profound understanding between the two men.