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Herschel Garfein



Nationality:    USA
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Herschel Garfein's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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        My Coma Dreams

My Coma Dreams

My Coma Dreams chronicles a turbulent period in early 2008 when jazz pianist Fred Hersch was in the grip of aIDS-related dementia and fell into a two-month coma. In total septic shock, he was maintained on a ventilator and by dialysis. His eventual recovery involved an arduous regimen of physical therapy: learning to sit up again, to walk, and eventually to regain the use of his hands, which had atrophied during the illness. Based on eight dreams and nightmares experienced while in the coma, Hersch's dream stories have been shaped into a continuous narrative by writer/director Herschel Garfein that illuminates an extraordinary journey to the dividing line between life and death. the theatrical experience is made all the more urgent by the presence of Fred Hersch himself, who leads a versatile ensemble of instrumentalists in music that captures the clarity and enigma of dreams, as well as the poignant intensity of his own struggle for life. actor Michael Winther narrates, sings and plays all the characters in the Drama..


1st Produced:
Peak Performances @ Montclair, Montclair State University, NY    07 May 2011


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Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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