After Meeting for Worship, Suchi announced the Wednesday, March 2nd performance of “My Name is Rachel Corrie” at North Carolina Stage in downtown Asheville.
I offered to handle the purchase of tickets and to try to obtain group seating, if possible. (Sheela Repoley did this for “All is Calm” performed around the holidays).
We can organize a carpool to simplify parking. If you are interested, drop me an email in reply — or call 707 4271. You can pay next Sunday by check or cash: $12 for students, $18 for adults, which includes a donation to The Freedom Theatre, a drama and arts program for young people in Jenin, a refugee camp in the Occupied Territory.
This touring show is produced by and stars Ashley Malloy and is presented jointly by Immediate Theatre Project (Willie Repoley is co-founder and director) and Just Peace for Israel/Palestine.
A feature article, to be published this week in The Black Mountain News, gives background to who Rachel Corrie is, what the play covers, and the remarkable initiative taken by Alan Rickman, the late British actor, to create the drama, crafting with Katharine Viner, editor of The Guardian, a script from Rachel/s own superb writing, from her childhood journals through her final emails.