Kathleen McLean, ‘Last Night Of Ballyhoo’, Carmen Benavente

This week on Artworks, bassoonist Kathleen McLean, author Carmen Benavente, and Brown County Playhouse's "Last Night of Ballyhoo."

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Photo: Judit Hausner

Visiting her native Chile in 1969, Carmen Benavente tried to persuade the government to sponsor an embroidery workshop as part of its cultural programming for women.

This week on Artworks,Indiana University associate bassoon professor Kathleen McLean. We’ll get to hear some of the gloomy yet soulful orchestral solos for which the bassoon is known.

Then George Walker speaks with two of the actors in the Brown County Playhouse’s final production of the summer, Alfred Uhry’s “Last Night of Ballyhoo.”

And we’ll hear from the author of a new book that sheds light on a time when needlepoint, embroidery and cross-stitch took on a more important role in society.

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Brown County Playhouse Presents ‘The Last Night Of Ballyhoo’

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Last Night of Ballyhoo is really a sweet love story with a lot of humor.

The Embroiderers Of Ninhue: Stitching Community In Chile

Blanca Estela Fuentes, Flower, Snake & Hummingbird

In the midst of the volatility rocking her native Chile in the early 1970s, Carmen Benavente sought to create community with a few simple stitches.

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