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Oregon 365 Women/SWAN Day Matinee Readings
March 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
Oregon 365 Women/SWAN Day Readings
Saturday, March 11, 2017 — 2:00 pm — FREE
Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 W. Broadway, Eugene, Oregon
FREE open public readings, donations to support Ophelia’s Place
Readings of new short plays by Oregon women, written as part of the 365 Women a Year Playwriting Project:
“Little Lotta Made of Gold” by Dorothy Velasco of Springfield, written about Lotta Crabtree, an immensely popular child entertainer during the California Gold Rush. Directed by Jennifer Ferro, with Lotta played by Josie Thomas, first place winner of the Willamette High School DECA talent show.
“A Relic of the Late Carnage” by novelist and playwright Barbara Corrado Pope of Eugene, written about socialist, anarchist, and reformer, Lucy Parsons. Directed by Elizabeth Helman of Oregon State University and featuring DaWaun Lawler as Parsons’ incarcerated son.
“The Alma Problem” by Connie Bennett of Eugene, written about vivacious Viennese composer and socialite Alma Mahler-Werfel. Eliza Roaring Springs directs Maggie Hadley, Eric Braman, and Joshua Cummins.
“Writing in a Wall of Light” by Nancy West of Eugene, written about Emily Preston, a late 19th century faith-healer in Sonoma County. Directed by Nancy Hopps and featuring Eliza Roaring Springs as Emily.
“My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean” by Lolly Ward of Portland, written about champion open-water distance swimmer Diana Nyad. Directed by Connie Bennett and featuring Laura Robinson as Diana.
“La Lucha Sin Fin” by Nancy Hopps of Eugene, written about Christiana Figueres, the Costa Rican diplomat who served as executive secretary of the UN framework convention on climate change. Maggie Hadley directs Jane Brinkley and Tommy Schreiner.