Art And Culture

‘My Name is Rachel Corrie’ Staged in Virginia

‘My Name is Rachel Corrie’  Staged in Virginia‘My Name is Rachel Corrie’  Staged in Virginia

The play ‘My Name is Rachel Corrie’ was staged in Arlington, in the US state of Virginia November 14-16.

Based on a true story, the play directed by Samantha Sheahan, is the story of a young woman’s journey from frustration to involvement in the world, and from ignorance to outrage, TNA reported.

The play is based on the diaries and emails of Rachel Corrie, edited by Alan Rickman, and journalist Katharine Viner. Rachel Aliene Corrie (1979–2003) was an American Evergreen State College student and member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) who traveled to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada. She was killed by an armored bulldozer operated by the Zionist regime while protesting against the destruction of a house by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip. She was acting as a human shield.

Seven students enacted on stage the life story of Rachel from childhood to her tragic death.

As Sheahan puts it, “today’s young generation can take her as their role model as she had a sublime character at a young age.”

It was decided that the net proceeds of the play would go to the Gaza Mental Health Foundation. The latter provides mental health services for the people of the Gaza Strip, especially Gazan children.

During the past 10 years, Rachel’s sad story has been used in several films, plays or books.