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Eleanor Roosevelt: Across a Barrier of Fear

The Nye Beach Writer's Series and the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts are presenting "Eleanor Roosevelt: Across a Barrier of Fear" one night only, March 2, at the Newport Performing Arts Center. This exciting one-woman show stars renowned character actress Jane Van Boskirk. The play is a rich and exceptional piece of live theatre for audiences of all ages. Jane Van Boskirk as Eleanor Roosevelt. (Photo courtesy of The Nye Beach Writer's Series) Eleanor Roosevelt, an aristocrat who championed the rights of workers; a mother who believed in "vision and bigness of soul"; the author of books, magazines columns and radio broadcasts; First Lady to four-time President Franklin D. Roosevelt; a diplomat and architect of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, will be portrayed by Ms. Van Boskirk. Actress Jane Van Boskirk is a founder of the Oregon Repertory Theatre in Eugene, which was her home until she moved to Portland in the early 90's. Van Boskirk is well known to regional audiences for her many one-woman touring shows, and her historical recreations have been a staple of audiences young and old as she performs throughout the Northwest. She brings Eleanor to life when she walks on the stage. The title for the show comes from a statement Ms. Roosevelt made in her later years. "Everything I ever did," she said, "was always accomplished across a barrier of fear." The show was written by playwright, Sharon Whitney, who has written more than a dozen prize-winning plays and published four books. Jane Unger, producer and artistic director of Portland's award-winning Profile Theatre, will direct the show. For tickets call 265-ARTS. In advance, $10.00 for adults & $6.00 for students

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