Saturday, June 24, 2006

Corrie Comes to NYC

It's been a while since I've seen anything further on the My Name is Rachel Corrie controversy. In Short, NY Theater Workshop was planning on producing Corrie in early Spring of this year, and "postponed" the show in what appears to be an act of self censorship.

If you haven't been following the story here's a few links to get you up to speed:
4-1-06 Art, Theater and Censorship
4-6-06 London Run Extended
4-11-06 Update on My Name is Rachel Corrie
4-23-06 NYTW Panel Discussions

Well Corrie will make it to NYC after all! From

"The acclaimed, and controversial, Royal Court Theatre production of My Name Is Rachel Corrie has finally found a New York home. It will begin performances at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre Oct. 15. The limited engagement will play 48 performances through Nov. 19.

The play, which is taken from the writings of the late American activist Rachel Corrie, will be directed by actor Alan Rickman, who, with journalist Katharine Viner, edited Corrie's writings."

I am firm in my belief that theater and the arts should make us think, feel and examine the world around us. Censorship in any form limits and holds back the development of the arts, and also the development of ourselves.

Update: Playgoer has some excellent posts on this recent development in the Corrie saga: Corrie Off-B'way! and more "Corrie"

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