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The Breath of Life: Fundraiser and Staged Reading

The Breath Of Life: Fundraiser And Staged Reading

The Breath of Life: Fundraiser and Staged Reading

Theatreworks Presents
A Fundraiser & Staged Reading of
The Breath of Life

By David Hare

Judie Hanel
Deborah Langlois

$75 per person

August 20th at 5:30pm

Rejoice, Rewind, Restart with a ‘fun’draiser for Columbia Center for the Arts! Enjoy an evening of meeting up with friends for a Greek meal, wine and delicious dessert, along with a Staged Reading of The Breath of Life, featuring Deborah Langlois and Judie Hanel.

This will be presented in a park-like setting outdoors at a private residence. This event is accessible.

Only 50 seats available so RESERVE your tickets early.

Description of the play: It tells the story of a woman who is confronted by the wife of her lover. Over the course of one day and one night, the two women reflect on their lives and the relationship with the central, yet offstage, male character.

Of the central theme of the play, Hare wrote “You can no longer call it middle age, and you certainly can’t call it old age. It’s something in between… I wanted to describe two women at exactly that moment; a long past behind them, but the expectation of a considerable future in front of them.”


Joe Garoutte; While earning a BA in theatre at EOSC (nka EOU) in LaGrande, OR didn’t land him a position as a college professor, it did give Joe the opportunity to perform in Guys and Dolls, The Secret Garden, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Julius Caesar. He has performed locally in Macbeth, Doubt, Art, Next to Normal, Good People, and Chicago, and directed Noises Off in 2019. Joe thanks his family, especially April, for their constant support.



Judie Hanel has loved working on this beautifully written show by Sir David Hare. Judie has worked in Professional (Equity) and non-pro theatre in Canada and the U.S, both as an actor and director. Favorite shows include Death of a Salesman, Two Rooms, Jake’s Women, The Gin Game, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Oleanna, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Dial “M” for Murder, A Streetcar Named Desire, Dracula, Bus Stop, The Vagina Monologues, If We Are Women, The Seagull, Private Lives, Six Degrees of Separation, Top Dog/Underdog, That Championship Season and many more.


Deborah Langlois, director, actress and educator, has spent many years in the theatre. She was co-founder and leading actress of the Durham Stage Company and leading lady with the Edwin Booth Theatre, both resident theatres in New Hampshire. Favorite roles were Mary in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Regina in Little Foxes, Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Lady in Orpheus Descending, Ella in The Curse of the Starving Class, and Dorine in Tartuffe. In CGOA’s 2016- 17th season, Deborah directed The Death of A Salesman and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with CAST in 2014. Deborah works as a substitute teacher throughout different districts in the Gorge, is an avid gardener, and loves to cook, but her greatest role now is being a Grandmother!!

Interesting things about this play:

The Breath of Life was first presented at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London, on Oct. 4, 2002.

Maggie Smith and Judi Dench played the roles of Madeleine and Frances in London and on Broadway and won acclaim in both countries.

COVID protocols:
A this is an outdoor event, it is mask optional, however we encourage awareness of safety and social distancing outside your pod. The homeowner has requested that all attendees to this event be vaccinated.
Thank you for understanding.


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Generously Sponsored by HOOD CREST WINERY

  • August 20, 2021
    5:30pm - 9:00pm
We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.
  • August 20, 2021
    5:30pm - 9:00pm
We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.
  • August 20, 2021
    5:30pm - 9:00pm
We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.