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    3350 SE Francis Street
    Portland, OR 97202
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    CMC is located one block South of Powell Boulevard at 33rd Place in SE Portland. There is a small parking lot with one disabled-reserved stall and ample on-street parking. CMC is wheel-chair accessible except for the basement.

    Wheelchair Access

    CMC is wheel-chair accessible except for the basement.

    • The Undertaking

      The Undertaking

      Conceived & Directed by Jessica Wallenfels With live music by Northwest Piano Trio and text by Emily Gregory Created in collaboration with actors JoAnn Johnson and Beth Thompson Tickets: $25 regular performances; $15 preview performances/students/seniors An aging mother's health teeters on the brink. Her adult daughter scrambles to find footing as her role shifts from child to authority figure. Death pounds at the door and they both wonder, could someone this pissed off actually be dying? Through an interdisciplinary blend of music, movement and theatrical storytelling, "The Undertaking", portrays end-of-life care of an elder using Dimitri Shostakovich's piano trio #2, played live by local ensemble Northwest Piano Trio. Incorporating original text by Emily Gregory along with the classical score, "The Undertaking", embraces the absurdity of the dance of death as it takes on the complicated questions which come with caregiving (and receiving). To accompany "The Undertaking", Many Hats will present a play reading created from The Art of Aging Project. Weaving together essays and interview responses from people over 65 about their own personal journey of aging, actor/director/deviser Camille Smicker has compiled and directed a choral work which allows us to hear from elders in their own words. ----- Part of Fertile Ground: A City-wide Festival of New Works

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