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Risk / Benefit

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Risk / Benefit






Hello, I am a former minister at SUUF and also a playwright. My play is premiering in Shoreline on Feb. 23 and I am confident it will be of interest to your congregation. Any questions, please call me at 425-750-0711. Cheers, Amanda Aikman
New “Resistance Drama” by UU minister premieres Feb. 23, 29, March 1

Would you be foolhardy enough to make a defiant gesture to a dictator? To her own shock, Helen, a risk-averse bureaucrat, finds herself doing just that. Immediately, her wife and son — as well as her livelihood and freedom — are severely threatened. This fast-moving drama challenges audiences to ask themselves, “Would I have the moral courage to risk everything for freedom?”

“Risk/Benefit” is an exciting hour-long drama that will have its world premiere at Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church in late February. It will be presented as a staged reading. An open discussion will follow.

Quotes from early readers: “I love your play! It’s so ominous, but also so hopeful and it shows the impact that one small act can have.” “I started and could not put it down.” “I started reading your play…and read it all at once!”

The playwright, Rev. Amanda Aikman, serves as Temporary Minister at Shoreline UU Church. She has had a dozen plays produced, and has won 14 national contests for her writing. The director, Carissa Meisner Smit, has extensive directing experience at theaters throughout the Seattle area.

Performances are at Shoreline UU Church, 14724 1st Ave NE, Shoreline on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 pm, and Saturday, Feb. 29 at 7 pm. Brown Paper Tickets

There will be a third performance at Prospect Congregational United Church of Christ, 1919 East Prospect, Seattle on Sunday, March 1 at 1 pm. Brown Paper Tickets


February 23
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Rev. Amanda Aikman


Shoreline UU Church
14724 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, United States
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