Seven Jewish Children

Date & Time: 
03/16/2009 - 8:00pm
Kicker: 

IN COMMEMORATION OF RACHEL CORRIE
ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HER DEATH

Co-sponsor: 
Theaters Against War & Rachel's Words present
Teaser: 

"Caryl Churchill's 10-minute play was written in response to the recent tragic events in Gaza. It confirms theatre's ability to react more rapidly than any other art form to global politics....

Description: 

In memory of Rachel Corrie and the children of Gaza, Theaters Against War and Rachel's Words invite you to the first New York reading of Seven Jewish Children by Caryl Churchill. The evening will also include readings from Rachel Corrie's writings and video from Gaza (January 2009).

"Caryl Churchill's 10-minute play was written in response to the recent tragic events in Gaza. It confirms theatre's ability to react more rapidly than any other art form to global politics.... [and] suggests that Israeli children are subject to a barrage of contradictory information about past and present... What she captures, in remarkably condensed poetic form, is the transition that has overtaken Israel, to the point where security has become the pretext for indiscriminate slaughter. Avoiding overt didacticism, her play becomes a heartfelt lamentation for the future generations who will themselves become victims of the attempted military suppression of Hamas."
-- Michael Billington, The Guardian (February 11, 2009)

Max Registration: 
85
Minimum Fee: 
0
Fee: 

The evening is free of charge,
a collection for Medical Aid to Palestine
will be taken up at the end of the evening.

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