I thought I'd post a wee blog entry from my personal perspective. I saw Mairi Phillips perform My Name Is Rachel Corrie last night and was blown away. This is Mairi's debut one-woman show at the Citizens Theatre and what a debut!
Irrelevant of your political opinion, the fact that this play is made up entirely of Rachel's own words taken from journals, emails, web postings, answer-machine messages and letters, can't fail to move you. An incredibly articulate person, Rachel's words are frequently prophetic, often witty and always heartfelt. This brilliant portrait of a young girl and its account of a painful conflict is well worth watching.
This is also Ros Philips' Directorial debut at the Citizens and in the challenging space of the Stalls Studio, with an audience on two sides, Ros more than excels.
My Name Is Rachel Corrie is on until 20 March and is selling fast...bring tissues!
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