RJ Matson,The St. Louis Post Dispatch

Century Marks

Censoring Corrie: My Name Is Rachel Corrie is a play based on the journal entries and e-mails of the 23-year-old woman from Washington State who was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza three years ago. She and others were serving as human shields against the razing of Palestinian homes. The one-woman show played to sellout crowds in two runs in London last year. But after it was scheduled for the New York Theatre Workshop, it was mysteriously postponed indefinitely, apparently due to pressure from the pro-Israel community in New York. The theater company explained that it needed a companion play that included testimonies from Israelis who had been victimized by Palestinian terrorists. Corrie’s mother pointed out that the workshop had scheduled a lesbian play without regard for those who oppose homosexuality. Her father said: “Do an investigation, follow the money” (Nation, April 3).


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