Sunday, February 24, 2008

"My Name is Rachel Corrie" comes to Madison. At last.

March 16 will mark five years since the death of Rachel Corrie in Rafah.

There will be a local production of the play, My Name is Rachel Corrie, in Madison. The play will open on Friday, March 7 at 7:30 pm at the Orpheum Theater, 216 State Street. Admission is $5.00.

Preceding the play, there will be a fundraising dinner beginning at 5:30 pm in the Orpheum Lobby Restaurant with Craig and Cindy Corrie, parents of Rachel Corrie. All proceeds above cost will go toward emergency relief in Gaza.

The play will be performed again on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 pm at the Orpheum Theater. On Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15, the play will move to the Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street. Both shows will be at 7:30 pm. A donation is requested for admission.

We hope you will join us and please bring friends and family. The play is appropriate for older middle school and high school students. Finally, the play script has been issued in book form and can be purchased at Rainbow Bookstore. It will also be available at the play.(the script is very moving and important to read, even if you can't make the play.......

For more information on the Madison production, call 608-906-3207 or e-mail rafahsistercity(at)


geo said...

I very much appreciated the play when we saw it in Seattle. It is "propaganda". IF one sees it primarily as that, one is missing the realities that Corrie faced in her life and we face at a distance in the US and elsewhere.

I highly recommend seeing the play if you in the Madison Area are able to. Her family are also very warm, kind people.

Hopefully - more and more USians will help see "the other side" and help make peace - through pressure upon our Government.

Suzy said...

Oh, wow. I didn't see this! I am most definitely going. Too bad The Madison Repertory Theater didn't have the guts to produce it this year, opting instead for the oh so safe Diary of Anne Frank.

poodledoc said...

Well, Anne Frank is a powerful story. But it is safe. Something that happened in the past. That doesn't happen today, does it? Only every day, would be the answer. Or at least one answer.