Monday, October 16, 2006

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We are thrilled that “My Name is Rachel Corrie” OFFICIALLY opens in New York City today, October 15, at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

Please visit the website to keep up with recent media articles and important events surrounding the play and Rachel's Words.

As you know, Rachel’s Words began in February, 2006 as a response to the ‘indefinite postponement’ of the one-woman show “My Name is Rachel Corrie” by the New York Theatre Workshop.

Preview audiences have been extremely moved by the production and the theatre is already talking about the possibility of extending the run. Rachel’s voice is being heard loudly and clearly, with power, passion and sensitivity.

As expected, a new wave of debate about Rachel has been stimulated by the opening of the play. Though discourse and discussion are important, much of what is written/discussed about Rachel unfortunately serves to perpetuate myths and un-truths. We have put together a “myths and truths” fact sheet to help address some of the most egregious of the un-truths that circulate around Rachel’s memory. The sheet is below as well as on our website.

We hope many of you will be able to see “My Name is Rachel Corrie” in the upcoming weeks or months, either now in New York, in Seattle in March, or in Olympia in April. Also, do not forget that as supporters of Rachel's Words, the Minetta Lane Theater has offered you a discount on tickets.

Please join us in celebrating the triumph of her words over efforts to silence them.
If you're in NYC this fall, or in the Pacific Northwest next spring, this would be worth your while.

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