The New York Theater Workshop may’ve chickened out of producing My Name is Rachel Corrie but Brooklyn’s Irondale Ensemble has stepped up to the plate. Now New York has an opportunity to learn more about this brave soul. While I am not always in accord with the International Solidarity Movement and might’ve disagreed with Corrie while she was alive, I think she represents something courageous and true. It is worthwhile for anyone who cares about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to hear what she had to say even if you may disagree.
Irondale plans to present an evening of Rachel’s words on March 16th. Here’s a promotional blurb from the theater company:
Who’s Afraid of Rachel Corrie? An evening of Rachel’s words
Three years ago Rachel Corrie was killed in Gaza, crushed by an Israeli bulldozer while preventing the destruction of a Palestinian home. Why and how are voices like hers silenced?
Who’s Afraid of Rachel Corrie?
A theatrical event performed by the Irondale Ensemble Project.
Thursday March 16th at 7.30pm.
Lafayette Street Presbyterian Church. 85 South Oxford Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York.
C Train to Lafayette, G to Fulton, or Q, 2,3,4,5 to Atlantic Avenue.
For more information visit www.irondale.org.