My Name is Rachel Corrie

Rachel Corrie’s Story Heads to the Stage.

What would induce a young woman to leave her small American town to fight for the rights of a group of people she hardly knew?

In My Name is Rachel Corrie – the story of the life, and death, of a 23-year-old peace activist in Gaza – we find out.

On 16 March 2003, Corrie’s life came to an abrupt end when she was crushed by an Israeli Army bulldozer while trying to stop the demolition of a Palestinian building in the Rafah refugee camp.

She left behind a series of diaries, written from when she was 12 right up to her life as a student activist, as well as emails from her time in Gaza.

It is these that form the basis of the play, which is directed by Alan Rickman and currently being staged at London’s Royal Court theatre… [more]

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