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My Name is Rachel Corrie
SOLD OUT (returns only). The Citizens Company presents a one-woman play about Rachel Corrie, a twenty-three-year-old American, who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003, as she was trying to prevent the demolition of Palestinian homes.
Composed from Rachel’s own journals, letters, and emails, My Name is Rachel Corrie creates a portrait of a messy, skinny, articulate, Salvador Dali-loving chain-smoker (with a passion for the music of Pat Benatar), who left home and school in Olympia, Washington, “to support Palestinian non-violent resistance to Israel’s military occupation.”
Rachel’s original writings were edited by British actor Alan Rickman and Guardian editor Katharine Viner. In the three sold-out London runs since its Royal Court premiere, the piece has been surrounded by both controversy and impassioned proponents, and has garnered awards at every turn. Rachel Corrie’s writings have been translated into Arabic, Hebrew, French, Italian and Spanish and this powerfully honest insight into one of the most complicated international political conflicts continues to resonate across the world.
“A powerful, thought-provoking and deeply moving piece of theatre.”
“Theatre can’t change the world. But what it can do, when it’s as good as this, is to send us out enriched by other people’s passionate concern.”
TAKEN FROM THE WRITINGS OF RACHEL CORRIE
EDITED BY ALAN RICKMAN AND KATHARINE VINER
DIRECTED BY ROS PHILIPS
PERFORMED BY MAIRI PHILLIPS
Previews 02.03.10 & 03.03.10
Guide Dogs welcome
There are a great many online resources about Rachel’s life and work. Below is a downloadable Myths and Facts sheet compiled by www.rachelswords.org in collaboration with Rachel’s parents. Download Rachel Corrie Myths and Facts (pdf)
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ARCHIVE ENTRY. THIS SHOW IS NO LONGER ON SALE.
Watch interview with Director on YouTube.
Watch interview with Actor on YouTube.
See My Name Is Rachel Corrie rehearsal photos on Flickr.
Read My Name Is Rachel Corrie blog entries.