On 16th March 2003, Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American, was killed by an Israeli military bulldozer in the Gaza Strip as she was trying to prevent the demolition of Palestinian homes.
My Name Is Rachel Corrie is a one-woman play composed from Rachel’s own journals, letters and emails – creating a portrait of a messy, skinny, articulate, Salvador Dali-loving chain smoker, who left her home in Olympia, Washington, ‘to support non-violent resistance to Israel’s military occupation.’
Rachel’s writings were edited by British actor, Alan Rickman and Guardian editor Katharine Viner.
It is a powerfully honest insight into one of the most complicated international political conflicts that continues to resonate across the world.
This highly acclaimed production was a sell-out success at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, in March 2010. Its tour will mark the 10th anniversary of Rachel’s Death.
The tour will reach Craignish Village Hall at Arfern on Tuesday 12th February.
Tickets are £9/£7 and available from 01852 500746.
The authentic personal sources of this staging gives it a unique voice – the voice its creators intended to restore to Rachel Corrie.