poTENtial: Cultural

poTENtial: Cultural

Milagro Theatre
Presents El Payaso
September 15, 2017, 7pm
By Emilio Rodriguez
Directed by Georgina Escobar
Bilingual National Touring Production

 

 

This ecodrama follows the journey of a young Latino, fresh from college with an environmental science degree, heading to Nicaragua for a chance to make a difference in small rural villages. His journey honors the work of the late Ben Linder, who brought electricity to villages in Nicaragua and also shared his talents of clowning. Ben’s memory lives on in the work of Clowns without Borders and various environmental groups that are collaborating to bring this story to life. With red noses and humor, the performers will share the value of “thinking globally, while acting locally.”

In 1987 Ben Linder was killed by Contras in Nicaragua, during a war that was fueled by the Regan administration of the United States. For the 30th anniversary of Ben’s passing, this play will share with a new generation, an inspirational story of one idealist who saw the potential of art and science to help save the world, one small village at a time. El Payaso project is part of the Latina/o Theatre Commons El Fuego Initiative.

Tickets: FREE TO THE COMMUNITY. Tickets are available here, at Waucoma Bookstore and in the Gallery, 215 Cascade Ave in downtown Hood River. If tickets purchased online, please print and bring to the event.

This poTENtial program is generously sponsored by Leanne Hogie and Mike Hendricks, Cathedral Ridge Winery, Hood River Hotel, Print It!, Oak Street Hotel & Vacation Homes, Meyer Memorial Trust, & Oregon Arts Commission, and in honor of the compassionate life of Don Benton.


poTENtial Program Series 2017: Bringing Art to Life in the Gorge

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  • September 15, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

Venue Website:

Address:
215 Cascade Avenue, PO Box 1543, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, United States

Description:
Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

  • September 15, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm