Sunday, October 15, 2006

Here's Rachel Corrie, where's the fuss?

My Name is Rachel Corrie is the play that, you may remember, was going to be done by NYTW - but then was "postponed" in an apparent move of self-censorship. I disagree with Censorship of the Arts - I believe that the theater, and the Arts in general exist to make people look at the word in a different way.

Today My Name is Rachel Corrie opened at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre, where it has been in previews since October 5th. Megan Dodds reprises her role in the American premiere of the show. Dodds played Rachel Corrie in the April 2005 Royal Court Theatre production, and reprised the role both at The Royal Court and at The Playhouse Theatre in London's West End in spring 2006. The limited engagement will play 48 performances through Nov. 19.

Playgoer has linked to some reviews: Kushner on Corrie, Where's the "Outrage"? (Corrie in NY), John Simon on "Corrie", Voice "Corrie" Review.

Previously on Corrie:
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
6-24-06 Corrie comes to NYC
7-8-2006 Corrie Casting Call
8-29-06 Update on Corrie

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1 comment:

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

It's a triumph for free speech that this production is being staged. There's an old adage that I may not like what you have to say, but I'll defend your right to say it.

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