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My Name Is Rachel Corrie

From 22 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

About the show

A one-woman play composed from Rachel's own journals, letters, and emails—creating a portrait of a messy, articulate, young woman, who risked her life as an activist in the heart of Israeli-Palestinian conflict. More…

On March 16, 2003, Rachel Corrie, a twenty-three-year-old American, was crushed to death by an Israeli Army bulldozer in Gaza as she was trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home. The piece has been surrounded by both controversy and impassioned proponents, and it has raised an unprecedented call to support political work and the difficult discourse it creates.


Member Reviews (22)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant
76
Avg Score

76
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant, Well acted

See it if Erin Cronican does a great job bringing Rachel to life esp in her stirring idealism but she doesn't become gripping until mid-east sojourn

Don't see it if Journal edit by Viner/Rickman is clunky & dramatically dull esp in Rachel's childhood Direction is lackluster often leaving actress in limbo

85
Rudimentary, Affecting, Sad, Humanitarian, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to experience one of those instances where political activism exacts the ultimate toll.

Don't see it if solo shows based on historical material can no longer capture your attention.

Also Erin Cronican is a deeply affecting performer. She has a rich voice & ... Read more Read less

70
Great acting, Dreadful script, Slow, Disappointing, Peculiar projections

See it if you have loads of patience for a random selection of letters, diaries & emails of a well intentioned politically unaware young woman

Don't see it if you expect a play or entertainment. This is a reading of responses of an unprepared middle class American to seeing poverty in a war zone.

40
Disappointing, Cliched, Excruciating, Indulgent, Banal

See it if you want a show that is a one-sided account of a story with many sides. It is slow, uneven and insulting to the unbiased theater goer.

Don't see it if you want an honest view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This show is anti-Israel propaganda no matter how much of tragedy her death was

90
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great acting, Powerful, Relevant

See it if You are interested in a well-acted solo show about an activist in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict composed from her own journals & letters.

Don't see it if You aren't willing to be open-minded regarding a story that is sympathetic to the Palestinian cause, or don't enjoy serious solo shows.

Also This show has been boycotted by some reviewers. But for those with ope... Read more Read less

88
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Poetic, Absorbing, Intense

See it if you want an honest experience of the Israel-Palestine conflict from one individual

Don't see it if yiu don't like one woman shows or touchy political issues

68
Great script, Good acting, Poor direction

See it if ... you missed earlier productions. A heart wrenching story of a young American activist in Gaza.

Don't see it if You're bothered by actress on-book, reading instead of connecting with audience... Was this a directorial choice? I found it distracting.

69
Thought-provoking, One sided

See it if You think the state of Israel is evil. Your pro Palestinian and have no feelings for the Israeli state or people.

Don't see it if You decide

88
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you like politics, especially Israel/Palestine, a first person pov 1-woman show that moves deftly and packs a dramatic punch, this shines!

Don't see it if you want something easy, banal, escapist. This is a thought-provoking moving portrait of a young woman becoming a martyr, deserves attention

45
Disappointing, Slow, Ineffective, Unfocused

See it if You want to support independent theater or know someone in the company.

Don't see it if You want a thought provoking evening of political theatre. The play drags mostly due to the lackluster and unfocused direction and an actor

Also who reads most of her lines from various notebooks throughout the show... Read more Read less

68
Intense, Slow, Thought-provoking, Sincere, heartfelt,

See it if You are passionate about a cause, you enjoy political diatribes and one-person shows, you are still questioning your humanitarian stance

Don't see it if You demand a plot with a well-defined problem and solution.You like elaborate productions and prefer musicals over drama

50
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if you like one person shows I guess.

Don't see it if you find one person shows to generally be all about the actors ego.

Also The projections are weird, the sound is poorly designed, what is that ... Read more Read less

85
Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You want to see a great actress tackle a very challenging show, well staged in a space that could be problematic, but isn’t in this staging.

Don't see it if You don’t like a character spending much of the time reading letters/ journals/ emails. Not the fault of the company, just how the play is.

Also Many have called this play problematic or antisemetic. I didn’t see th... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Riveting

See it if SEE THIS PLAY! See my FB page for my full review: ST STEINBERG.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you're not interested in humanity or if the world is headed into darkness or what is needed to rescue it from such a fate.

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if Very well acted, haunting performance.

Don't see it if Caveat: the title character is often labeled as anti-Israel. As a proud, pro-Israel Jew I found it more relevant to the anti-Muslim issue

94
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you are interested in great one woman shows or like to learn about other points of view.

Don't see it if you are unable to separate the Jewish people and the Israeli government.

Also I've read the negative reviews here and am frankly perplexed. Yes, the... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a challenging, engrossing, true story with great acting

Don't see it if you're not open to appreciating one young woman's riveting, terrifying experience in Gaza

93
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Must see, Riveting, Resonant

See it if You value thought-provoking theater that asks critical questions about the world we live in, along with phenomenal acting.

Don't see it if You're not interested in activism or world affairs.

100
Absorbing, Must see, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if If you want to see how easily Palestinians are killed and mistreated at the whim of the isrealis

Don't see it if if you believe power and control must be maintained at all cost, this may make you human.

100
Must see, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Edgy, Masterful

See it if you value art utilizing itself to give voice to the oppressed, and to incite change by encourage the audience to work towards social justice

Don't see it if you are close-minded and enjoy limiting freedom of speech or dislike hearing the truth.

75
Absorbing

See it if Heartbreak and important true story

Don't see it if You aren’t proud and empathetic to people who devote themselves to help others

During previews
89
Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy one-woman shows that focus on a real-life individual who strove to change the world through her humanitarian efforts.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy one-person shows or plays that reflect current events, politics, foreign affairs, the Middle East conflict.

Also The play begins a little slow but opens up to a beautifully acted, tho... Read more Read less


May 11th, 2018
"Corrie’s words, drawn from her journals and emails and edited by Katherine Viner and Alan Rickman, are divine. Erin Cronican is wonderful as Rachel; funny, self effacing, observant, meticulous, flawed and confused. A production of Rachel’s story, in her own words, is so strong and solid that it ...
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