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    September 28, 2016
Minority & Small Business Week
Arts &
photo by v inCent r eynolds
Bonnie Ratner (left) and Skeeter Greene are back in a reworked production of Hazardous
Beauty, a story of two women, one black, one white, who meet in a memoir writing class.
Democracy is Hazardous Beauty
Hazardous Beauty, an original
work by Portland author Bonnie
Ratner and first seen during the
2016 Fertile Ground Festival, re-
turns with a re-worked production
touching on the upcoming presi-
dential election.
The first premise of the play is
deceptively simple: Two women-
-one black, one white--meet in a
memoir writing class. As writing
partners and strangers they peel
through stereotypes and miscon-
ceptions to look inside of them-
selves to find the strands that con-
nect us.
This new version brings the
script to the present, one month
from a truly historic United States
election. So, even if you’ve seen
the play before, you will want to
return and take note that democra-
cy, too, is hazardous beauty!
Co-produced by Profile Theatre
and Community Dream Produc-
tions, Hazardous Beauty shows
Monday, Oct. 3 and Tuesday, Oct.
4. at 7:30 p.m. on the Alder Stage,
1515 S.W. Morrison St. Tickets
are free, but reservations are re-
quired. Donations are also wel-
come at the door
Happy Birthday!
and Alayah
Love, from
your family
From your Dad
and Family
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