My Name is Rachel Corrie

January 28, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 7:00pm
Drake 2060 (New Works Lab)
My Name is Rachel Corrie
edited by Alan Rickman
directed by Robin Post (Faculty, Theatre)
featuring Genevieve Simon (BA Theatre Student)
 
On March 16, 2003, Rachel Corrie, a twenty-three-year-old American, was crushed to death by an Israeli Army bulldozer in Gaza as she was trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home. MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE is a one-woman play composed from Rachel's own journals, letters and emails--creating a portrait of a messy, articulate, Salvador Dali-loving chain-smoker (with a passion for the music of Pat Benatar), who left her home and school in Olympia, Washington to work as an activist in the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the three sold-out London runs since its Royal Court premiere, the piece has been surrounded by both controversy and impassioned proponents, and has raised an unprecedented call to support political work and the difficult discourse it creates.

Performed by Genevieve Simon (BA, Theatre)
Directed by Robin Post (MFA, Visiting Assistant Professor)

FREE and OPEN to the public! 

NEW WORKS LAB
Monday, March 31st
Tuesday, April 1st

Doors open at 6:45pm
Show begins at 7PM

Run time: approx. 90 minutes, no intermission

"The play shrewdly does not show Corrie dying; it shows her living, in all her funny, lively, melancholy, and manipulative immediacy...Her words bear witness to the deracinating madness of war, a hysteria that infects not only those doing the fighting but also those ambitious to do the saving." 
-The New Yorker
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