Play Date: A Theatre Book Club, Featuring “My Name Is Rachel Corrie”
Facilitated by Matt Eldred
About this Production
This Fall 2022, Peppermint Creek Theatre Company continues its partnership with three local libraries to explore the play “My Name Is Rachel Corrie”. Attendees will read the play independently and are then invited to come to any library of their choosing in November on one of the three dates listed below for an evening to discuss the play, hear from a theatre panel, and a performance of a few scenes from the show. Copies of the play can be checked out from any library.
About the play: 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 Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The piece has been surrounded by both controversy and impassioned proponents, and it has raised an unprecedented call to support political work and the difficult discourse it creates.
Libraries Taking Part:
Nov 8 – Fowlerville District Library (130 S Grand Ave, Fowlerville, MI 48836)
Nov 9 – CADL Downtown Lansing Library (401 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933)
Nov 10 – East Lansing Public Library (950 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823)
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