Uno Fest writes for Pacific Free Press that My Name is Rachel Corrie is coming to Victoria, BC, on May 22nd, at 6:00 p.m.: It is the “enhanced reading” version, not the full production – but the same performer as in Vancouver, Adrienne Wong.
70 minutes Metro Studio (1411 Quadra)One Reading Only: Friday May 22, 6:00 pm. Get more information here.
My Name is Rachel Corrie (Enhanced Reading) from the writings of Rachel Corrie edited by Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner Neworld Theatre (Vancouver BC) Read by Adrienne Wong, Directed by Marcus Youssef Director of Original Production: Sarah Garton Stanley Stage Manager: Dani Fecko Photographs: Jon Elmer
Passionate, sometimes irreverent and always intelligent, My Name is Rachel Corrie explores an extraordinary young woman’s singular experience in a region most of us only know from the news. Rachel Corrie sought to discover for herself the human impact of her own country’s foreign policies on people thousands of miles from her home.
In June 2006, Neworld Theatre staged a community reading of My Name is Rachel Corrie, featuring 10 readers ranging from 10 to 60 years old, men, women and children. In December 2007, they co-produced a full production with Montreal-based Teesri Duniya Theatre.
In February 2008, Vancouver audiences lined up for hours at the Havana Theatre on Commercial Drive. For Uno Fest, Neworld Theatre brings a one-night-only reading, an adaptation of the production that brings to life the passion, wit and wisdom of Rachel’s words.