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Rogue Valley Playwright Stages Climate Play

New Orleans in flood waters from Hurricane Katrina.

Parts of New Orleans sit below sea level.  And the city gets reminded more frequently these days, most notably in Hurricane Katrina 15 years ago. 

Ashlander Barret O'Brien is from New Orleans, and his play about people stuck in a bar in a flood, "Water Made to Rise," opens tomorrow (February 13th) in Ashland. 

O'Brien is taking a year off from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to mount this independent production on Earth's changing climate.  He visits with cast member Sara Lessmann to fill in the story of the play.  

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