My Name Is Rachel Corrie
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My Name Is Rachel Corrie
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My Name Is Rachel Corrie NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(22 Reviews)
Positive
73%
Mixed
18%
Negative
9%
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.

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Member Reviews (22)

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746 Reviews | 124 Followers
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.

687 Reviews | 114 Followers
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

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
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. Read more

384 Reviews | 54 Followers
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

265 Reviews | 52 Followers
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. Read more

263 Reviews | 30 Followers
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

229 Reviews | 22 Followers
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

191 Reviews | 33 Followers
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.

Critic Reviews (1)

Front Row Center
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 does not need the theatrical staging of this production. Trust that an actor on stage with the presence and talent of Ms. Cronican is sufficient."
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