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Beautiful Blackbird: An Adaptation of the Story by Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan’s lauded storybook Beautiful Blackbird comes to vivid life when the Portland Museum of Art, the Theater Ensemble of Color, and Portland Ovations Offstage come together to bring his timeless fable to the stage. Inspired by a traditional story from the Ila-speaking people of Zambia, Blackbird tells the uplifting tale of the only bird in the forest to have black feathers, and his lessons for the other birds, who are envious of his beauty.