Rachel’s House is based on a series of interviews and creative writing sessions done with women and the workers who support them at Rachel’s House in Columbus, OH. Rachel’s House is unique amongst rehab programs in the USA, perhaps the world, in that it has an exceptionally high success rate of 86%. It receives no state funding because it is run by a faith-based charity, Lower Lights Ministry.
Glasgow, Scotland-based dramatist, Nicola McCartney, spent two weeks at Rachel’s House in June 2012 and again in April 2013 and kept in touch with participants over an 18 month period. The writer worked with participants and staff to tell their story of Rachel’s House. The first reading of the play was done in May 2014 in the Columbus, OH area.
We are proud to present this West Coast premiere reading of Rachel’s House here in the Valley Library's Special Collections & Archives Research Center.
This reading is produced with the support of the University Theatre and the office of the Vice-Provost for Student Engagement.
Readers include: Trischa Goodnow, Amanda Granrud, Robin Pappas, Dawn Schiller, Kryn Freehling-Burton, Charlotte Headrick and Anna Mahaffey with assistance from Dr. Jade McCutcheon.
Performance dates and times are:
Thursday, February 26th at 4:00PM
Friday, February 27th at 7:30PM