***image2:left***New York: Megan Dodds will once again take the stage as Rachel Corrie. She will reprise the role she created in London’s Royal Court Theatre production of My Name is Rachel Corrie Off-Broadway this fall. Dodds will play the role six times a week with Bree Elrod performing the Saturday and Sunday matinees.
The piece begins performances at the Minetta Lane Theatre on October 5th and officially opens on October 15th for a run of only 48 performances ending November 19th.
The production is based on the writings of Rachel Corrie, the 23 year old American woman who was killed on March 16, 2003 by an Israeli Army bulldozer while she was protesting the demolition of Palestinian homes. The circumstances surrounding her death have been disputed. The International Solidarity Movement, of which Corrie was apart, claimed that she was run over on purpose, but The Israeli Defence Forces has said it was an accident and that she was killed by falling debris.
Corrie left behind a series of diaries and emails that have been edited together by Katherine Viner and Alan Rickman, who also directs the work.
The creative team features set design by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting design by Johanna Town, and sound and video design by Emma Laxton.
Tickets are now on sale through www.ticketmaster.com or at the Minetta Lane Theatre box office.