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Date: June 13, 2003 (03-52)
Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952

Israeli Storyteller Returns to Montgomery College
for a Special Benefit Performance
Noa Baum Performs June 23 at the Takoma  Park Campus 

          Israeli storyteller Noa Baum will perform her one-woman show during a special visit to Montgomery Collegeís Takoma Park Campus on Monday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m.  Her performance, ďA Land Twice Promised,Ē takes a look at life in Jerusalem from both the Israeli and Palestinian perspectives.  It was crafted based upon Baumís own memories, her motherís stories, and those of a Palestinian woman that Baum befriended while living in the United States.

            Attending this performance will be a group of Irish students from the Washington-Ireland Program Ė a program that teaches service and leadership through internships in the nationís capitol.  It brings together Protestant and Catholic students from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to create friendships and train the next generation of leaders who will work together peacefully.  A portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales of ďA Land Twice PromisedĒ will go to support WIP.

            Noa Baumís June 23 performance will be held in the Black Box Theater at Montgomery Collegeís Takoma Park Campus.  The theater is located in the Communication Arts Center, at the corner of Philadelphia and Chicago streets. 

Reservations are recommended.  Tickets are $12 per person or $5 for Montgomery College students, staff, and faculty.  To purchase tickets, call the Washington-Ireland Program at 202-736-2999.

For more information, contact Professor Esther Schwartz-McKinzie, Womenís Studies coordinator for Montgomery Collegeís Takoma Park Campus, at 240-567-1367.

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