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.
HELLO is the third work in the trilogy of this true story. The first two being The Secret Son (from the fathers point of view), Egni’s Eye,( from the mother’s point of view) and finally HELLO… from Daniel’s point of view. How would Daniel see his birth, his family’s life if he was never a part of it? His vision of the world was through television, mostly cartoons. Did he ever learn to read and write? What did he think happened at a family birthday party? What if Daniel could step back in time, before he was born, to his birth and onwards to watch the family story unfold? How would he envision it and his place in it? It certainly would be a wonderous mix of reality, fantasy, painful family truths and often painfully politically incorrect and yet hilarious hijinks.
HELLO is a work of intimate family discovery through the eyes of Daniel’s imagination. There is singing, dancing, family feuds, friends and food all woven together with moments of astounding truth paired with equally astounding denial.