"My Name Is Rachel Corrie" Opens at FAC This Weekend

My Name Is Rachel Corrie is a true story about Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old from Olympia, Washington, who traveled to Gaza in 2003 to work on the side of Palestinian non-violent resistance. The play is a compilation of her journals and emails and was compiled by English actor Alan Rickman, along with journalist Katharine Viner. The play had sold-out runs in London.

It is a one-woman show, but the FAC Advanced Theatre Ensemble will present the play with 11 girls and one guy. FAC Theatre Instructor Teri Parker Lewis sates, "I like the play because it is contemporary and written non-traditionally (from journals and emails). I also like that the character is within the grasp of the students. They have whole-heartedly taken on the material, including the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Although that part could be controversial (and more timely than we could have imagined), the thread of the play we are identifying with most is that of a young person who stepped out of her comfortable life and got involved with something larger than herself."

Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, Saturday, Dec. 1, Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8.
Tickets are $5 for the general public.