“My Name is Rachel Corrie,” a one-woman show bringing to life the diary
entries and e-mails written by American college student and
International Solidarity Movement (ISM) member Rachel Corrie, completes
its run at Borgarleikhúsið on 18 and 19 April. Rachel was killed by an
Israeli Defence Force operated armoured bulldozer at the age of 23
while volunteering with ISM in Gaza in 2003. Her writings depicting her
perceptions of the Israel-Palestine conflict were first presented on
stage in 2005 to rave reviews.
Craig and Cindy Corrie, Rachel’s parents, will be in attendance at the
Saturday and Sunday performances (running at 22:00 and 20:00,
respectively) to speak about their daughter and respond to questions
from the audience. Since their daughters death the Corries have taken
up the Palestinian cause, establishing a foundation in Rachel’s name
and visiting Gaza and the surrounding area on several occasions. The
Corries have just returned from the region and will be showing photos
taken while there.
Prior to the Sunday performance of “My Name is Rachel Corrie”
Borgarleikhúsinu will offer a series of talks on the importance and
value of documentary theatre and a ten-minute play for Gaza titled
“Seven Jewish Children.” These events will run from 15:00 – 17:00 on 19
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