Eileen DeSandre as Miss Helen; Jamie Bosworth photo

is at Profile Theatre, Jan 9 – Feb 3, continuing their 2013 season celebrating the 80th year of South African playwright Athol Fugard. Directed by new Artistic Director Adriana Baer, this is the tale of Miss Helen (Eileen DeSandre), an eccentric widow and sculptor who lives alone in a village in the Karoo desert in the late 1970s. Reverend Marius urges her to move into an old age home so Miss Helen summons schoolteacher Elsa, the only person she trusts. Fugard’s poignant tale of art and aging runs Wed. – Sat. at 7:30 pm, Sun. at 2 pm. Thurs, Jan. 17, is a sign-interpreted performance. For ticket information or reservations, call  503.242.0080 or see www.profiletheatre.org  Profile Theatre is at 3430 SE Belmont St.