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Elizabeth Heffron's "Portugal" at BIMA (WU-255)

Elizabeth Heffron's "Portugal" at BIMA (WU-255)

From BCB... http://bestofbcb.org/wu-255-elizabeth-heffrons-portugal/
In this podcast director Kate Carruthers and playwright Elizabeth Heffron talk about Portugal, Heffron’s latest play, to be performed Saturday, April 16th, at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
In Portugal, there's been an accident at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in rural Eastern Washington, “home to America’s largest stockpile of unprocessed radioactive nuclear waste and the most contaminated place in the Western Hemisphere.”  (hanfordchallenge.org)
Heffron has never shied away from difficult and complicated subjects: in previous plays she has addressed such issues as late-term abortion (Mitzi’s Abortion), and the effects of poverty and sexual abuse (Bo-Nita).  In Portugal, this fearless playwright explores the devastating effects of radioactive contamination on workers, the critical problem of radioactive waste disposal, and the predicament of whistleblowers.
Listen here to learn why Heffron wanted to write thi

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