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Words That Burn is the final installment of La Luna Nueva festival at Milagro and celebrates the William Stafford Centennial as well as Hispanic Heritage Month. Additionally, there are many community events free to the public every night of the performances.

WORDS THAT BURN

WHEN:

Experience Words That Burn at four public performances:

  • Thursday, September 25, 2014, 8:00 PM;
  • Friday, September 26, 8:00 PM;
  • Saturday, September 27, 8:00 PM;
  • Sunday, September 28, 2:00 PM.

WHERE:

Performances are held at Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark Street in Portland.

Part of Milagro’s 2014 La Luna Nueva festival.

TICKETS:

$20 in advance, $23 at the door, or $17 for students/veterans/seniors 70+.

To purchase, call 503-236-7253 or visit www.milagro.org.

FREE EVENTS BEFORE AND AFTER WORDS THAT BURN PERFORMANCES:

Los Porteños will host pre- and post-performance artist talks, panels, art installations and other community events that are free and open to the public, including:

  • Thursday, September 25, 7 PM: “In Remembrance of War”—Pre-show interview of curator and oral historian Jim Lommassonon Exit Wounds, an exhibit of photographs by veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan (Sponsor: Oregon Humanities); post-show Mexican reception catered by Mayahuel (Sponsor: Latino Network)
  • Friday, September 26, 9:15 PM: “In Their Sons’ and Daughters’ Words”—Post-show panel featuring Kit Stafford, Miles Inada and Guy Gabaldón, Jr.(Sponsor: Lewis & Clark College)
  • Saturday, September 27, 7 PM: “In the Aftermath”—Pre-show Japanese exhibit and cultural performance inspired by Hiroshima and Nagasaki featuring installation artist Yukiyo Kawanoand Butoh dancer Meshi Chávez(Sponsors: Oregon Nikkei Endowment, Portland JACL and Japanese Ancestral Society of Portland)
  • Sunday, September 28, 3:15 PM: “In the Wings”—Behind-the-scenes audience talk-back with the cast, director, creator, dramaturge and producers

More information and schedules are at www.milagro.org.

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