Imagine a brilliant mind imprisoned in a young body. No sight. No sounds. No boundaries. No codes. Angry, frustrated, confused, enraged. Her well-meaning parents want to love her, but how can they when they have no peace? Young Helen Keller has no way to express herself beyond acting out physically. Desperate, they hire a governess. This […]

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A major theatrical endeavor came to fruition last week in Portland–a collaboration between  Artists Repertory Theatre, the all-Cuban timba band Tiempo Libre, and actor-playwright Carlos Lacamara. Lacamara’s first musical, the play depicts the lives of Cubans living in Fidel Castro’s “special period in a time of peace”. It was right after the collapse of the […]

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