Barbara Brownell, writer/performer of Finding My Light, Finding Me, on the family secret
I asked Barbara what incident inspired her show.
In her even, resonant voice, she said, “I was at my father Arnie Brownell’s funeral. My cousin came up to me and said that it was really nice of my dad to ‘adopt’ me.
“That was a complete shock. I wondered what in the world made him think that.
“Then I remembered when I was just five years old, my grandmother had told me that my mom had cheated on my dad and that Arnie was not my father.