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My Name is Rachel Corrie
22 March @ 8.00 pm - 9.30 pmFree, but contribution welcome
Back by popular demand for two further nights (people were being turned away a couple of weeks ago) this stirring, troubling account of an extraordinary young woman’s overwhelming commitment to her cause features Farrah Yassin, with Padraig Downey of Danú Dubai (one of our 50 To Follow) directing.
It’s the powerful dramatic treatment (by Katherine Viner and the late, great Alan Rickman) of the journals of an activist with the International Solidarity Movement – 23 year old Rachel Corrie, who died on 16 March 2003 standing between an armoured bulldozer and a Palestinian house. What made a young woman leave her comfortable existence to fight for the rights of strangers in a war zone? Poetic, entertaining, and timely, this intimate coming-of-age story based on the writings she left behind chronicles the journey of a complex, eloquent idealist and real-life heroine; it makes for a vivid portrait that wowed the critics when it was produced in London: “funny, passionate, bristling with idealism and luminously intelligent” said Time Out London; “powerful, thought-provoking, deeply moving” was the Daily Telegraph’s conclusion.
There’s a second and final performance on 23 March.