“My Name is Rachel Corrie” Nov. 1, New Haven

by Shelly Altman, Jewish Voice for Peace

On Nov. 1, 8 p.m. at Southern Connecticut State University, Charles Garner Auditorium, Engleman Hall (C112), join us for the one-night only performance of “My Name is Rachel Corrie,” a one-woman play about the American peace activist Rachel Corrie who was killed in Gaza in 2003 at the height of the Second Intifada while working with the International Solidarity Movement to prevent home demolitions. The play was a hit in London and New York. It is based entirely on Rachel’s own diary entries and emails from her mid-adolescence through her coming of age, to her untimely death.

This particular production, starring Ashley Malloy as Rachel Corrie and directed by Josh Perlstein, has been touring the US for over a year.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets will be on sale at the door: $15 for general admission, free with a valid student ID. All proceeds will be given to the Jenin Freedom Theatre in the West Bank.

There will be a meet and greet reception before the show at 7 p.m. as well as an informal talk- back with the actress and director after the show.

This play is co-sponsored by New Haven Jewish Voice for Peace and SCSU’s Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies and Department of Theatre.

For more information: newhaven@jewishvoiceforpeace.org.

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