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'Spill' adds human element to BP oil crisis

This week, an oil rig exploded in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Azerbaijan. One person is confirmed dead, 29 are reported missing. The incident has similarities to the April, 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion off the Louisiana coast that killed 11 people. The damaged BP rig also leaked millions of gallons of oil into the gulf region, causing one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in American history. A theatrical play, 'Spill', traces the events of the Deepwater Horizon from the perspectives of the workers on the rig, their families and the BP executives who oversaw its operation. We’ll talk with two artists involved with 'Spill' actor, Kelli Simpkins, and playwright, Leigh Fondakowski. 'Spill', a TimeLine Theatre production, runs at Stage 773 through December 19, 2015. (Photo: Facebook/TimeLine Theatre Company))

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