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.
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
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
Thursday, February 26th at
Friday, February 27th at