This one-man show is a frank examination of the heart infection, surgery, and strokes suffered by Eric Barr in 2013. The show covers his rehabilitation, recovery, and return home after months in hospitals and rehab facilities. Also explored is the crucial role of the caregiver. “It is candid, funny, and hopeful.” An evening of theatre for its purest purposes: to educate, to enlighten, to inspire, and to heal.
Rising Above It All
What is it like to nearly lose your life, along with everything that gives you a sense of your identity? What is it like to suddenly find yourself a stranger in your own mind? And what is it like working your way back, against all odds? Actor, director, writer, and professor developed an infection following open-heart surgery that triggered a series of devastating strokes, robbing him of speech, movement, and all of his future plans. But it didn’t rob him of hope. Eric never gave up, even when it seemed he lost everything. Through it all, he kept his sense of humor and optimism, and he’s back on his feet to tell you the tale. Eric’s one-man show A Piece of My Mind takes you on his journey from near-death to recovery and reinvention. It is a celebration of life, love, and the human spirit.