Clarkstown’s Adam Chanler-Berat starring in “Fortress of Solitude” at New York’s Public Theatre

BY GEORGE J. DACRE

Adam Chanler Berat, son of Shelley and Bert Barat of Pomona, cut his acting teeth as a student at Clarkstown schools and the sky has been the limit since.

The latest in his career exploits was a complete a run off-Broadway in “Fly By Night.” He is now appearing in “Fortress Of Solitude” at New York’s Public Theatre, a production he previously starred in at the Dallas, Texas Theatre Center.

Berat plays Dylan, the only white boy on a rundown Brooklyn block. His mom runs away and leaves him alone with one person, a black boy Mingus who saves Dylan from loneliness and racial belligerence.

The production has a a lot of rhythm and blues music and is a story of 1970s Brooklyn and beyond. Of white and black, soul & rap, block parties and blackouts.

For more information visit NewYorkPublicTheatre.com.