‘My Name Is Rachel Corrie’ – play opens tomorrow

30 Nov

“Extraordinary power…Funny, passionate, bristling with idealism and luminously intelligent.” Time Out London

Shape Shift and Embers Collective proudly present My Name Is Rachel Corrie, an award-winning one-woman play constructed from the diary entries and letters of American activist, Rachel Corrie.

This production is being staged at two Auckland venues!

Garnet Station Tiny Theatre, 85 Garnet Rd, Westmere, Auckland 1022. From 1st – 5th December

The Pumphouse Theatre – Coal Bunker, 2a Manurere Ave, off Killarney St, Takapuna. From 7th – 9th December

Tickets ($15 – $25) here:
Garnet Station: http://bit.ly/RachelCorrieGarnetStation
The PumpHouse: http://bit.ly/RachelCorriePumpHouse

Link to Facebook events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1861009580678431/?active_tab=about

Rachel was born in Olympia, Washington, in 1979. She had a wicked sense of humour and an unquenchable social conscience.

In January 2003, she travelled to the Gaza Strip as a member of the International Solidarity Movement. In March that year she was killed by an Israeli military bulldozer whilst peacefully protesting the demolition of a Palestinian home.

She was just 23 years old.

What made a young woman leave her comfortable existence to fight for the rights of strangers in a war zone?

Poetic, entertaining, and timely; this intimate coming-of-age story chronicles the journey of a complex, real-life heroine. Through Rachel’s words we are invited to confront the universal questions: How do we find our path in life? What impact do our actions have on others? and How can one individual change the world for the better?

Written by Rachel Corrie
Co-edited by actor/ director Alan Rickman, and journalist Katharine Viner
Directed by Alexandra Whitham
Performed by Phoebe Borwick

10% of proceeds donated to Amnesty International NZ

[Image from Kia Ora Gaza’s facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KiaOraGaza/?ref=bookmarks ]

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