Every day we wake up to a world saturated with a deluge of headlines concerning horrific violence and unrest worldwide. Hope for change can often seem dim or simply impossible. Rachel Corrie was a passionate humanitarian from Olympia, Wash., working with a nonviolent resistance organization endeavoring to stop the demolition of Palestinian homes and wells. Her death at 23 in 2003 did not silence her voice, but allows her vision to live on in My Name is Rachel Corrie, a new play commemorating her life. That life, mission and death have become a symbol of hope worldwide, and the moving play is crafted from the writings of this courageous woman. Following the production, presented by the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane, is a discussion with Rachel’s parents, Cindy and Craig, as well as director Forrest Potter and actress Erin Fitzgerald.
Mon, March 2, at 7 pm • Free • Gonzaga University Magnuson Theatre • 502 E. Boone • pjals.org • 313-6553
— Courtney Brewer