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Poetry of "A BEAUTIFUL HELL" becomes a stage play @ Theatre B

  • Theatre B 215 10th Street North Moorhead, MN, 56560 United States (map)
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A new play by a local author and adapter will take the stage at Theatre B in May. Based on the award winning prose poetry of Carol Kapaun Ratchenski, “A Beautiful Hell” becomes accessible to a whole new audience in the form of a theatrical presentation. Adapted by Laurie J. Baker and performed by actors from Theatre B, “A Beautiful Hell” retains much of the integrity and expressive sensibility of the poetry, while embodying, interpreting and bridging the complexities of sociology and psychology of grief.

“A Beautiful Hell” is an exploration of a particular death and a particular life that includes suffering and losses, some untimely, some not, each worthy of acceptance and curiosity and humor. The central narrative of a child’s death connects the audience to all the other ways that life does not go as planned and somehow, someway, we are all, sooner or later, left to find peace and go on to make oatmeal anyway. “A Beautiful Hell” brings us to the place where we know for sure that life is wonderful and horrible, often at the same moment. And this juicy truth is the foundation of our shared humanity, a place where we connect honestly with each other and find compassion, empathy and damn good company on the path.