Jan 30 & 31, Feb 6 & 7: My Name Is Rachel Corrie

Jan 30 & 31, Feb 6 & 7:  The New Olde Bank Theatre announces an encore production of the off-Broadway play My Name Is Rachel Corrie.

Here is a play where the real dialogue begins when the curtain comes down. 

MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE is theater that not only stirs our hearts but sticks in our heads.


On Friday, January 30th at 8 pm The New Olde Bank Theatre in Verona will once again raise the curtain on the controversial off-Broadway play, MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE.  The NOBT first presented RACHEL CORRIE in November 2008; the sold-out run also marked the Pittsburgh premiere of the play.  Due to popular demand, the production is receiving a limited four-night encore production.

On March 16, 2003, twenty-three-year-old American Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli Army bulldozer in Gaza as she was trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home.   Composed from Rachel's own journals, letters and emails — My Name Is Rachel Corrie paints a portrait of a passionate young woman, who left the safety of her home in Washington State to work as an activist in the heart of Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner, My Name Is Rachel Corrie has been surrounded by controversy.  It was originally slated to premiere stateside at The New York Theatre Workshop, but was cancelled due to its political content.  Later productions in Toronto, Oregon and Florida were also cancelled when the show was deemed too controversial.  Nevertheless Rachel Corrie has impassioned proponents, and has raised an unprecedented call to support political work and the difficult discourse it creates.

Courtney Day Nassar of Pittsburgh stars as Rachel Corrie.  Sean Michael O'Donnell of Pittsburgh is directing.

The limited engagement will play January 30th & 31st and February 6th & 7th at 8 p.m. at The New Olde Bank Theatre, 722 Allegheny River Boulevard in Verona.  Tickets are $12.  Seating is limited and reservations are required.  For more information or to reserve tickets, call 412.251.7904.  To purchase tickets online, visit www.newobt.com.  To speak with the artistic staff or cast, please contact Sean O’Donnell, Artistic Director of the NOBT, at 412.251.7904 or via email at info@newobt.com.

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