Isn't That SpecialI'm a little late on this news, but speaking of Gaza:
The infamous Rachel Corrie play finally has a home in NYC.
A play about a young American student who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza will open in New York in October, several months after another theater pulled the show from its schedule, drawing charges of censorship.I'd say the odds that Dena Hammerstein is Jewish are pretty high. Wouldn't you?
Producers Pam Pariseau and Dena Hammerstein said that they will present the U.S. premiere of London's Royal Court Theatre production of the one-woman show My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Previews are scheduled to start on Oct. 5 for a 48-performance run scheduled to end Oct. 15.
I can't wait for the reviews. They ought to prove downright entertaining.
, which would have been the alma mater of Rachel Corrie had she, ahem... My friend's daughter tells him that everytime a Jewish student enters the school, there is an intense effort to propagandize that student to the ISM/Palestinian cause, citing Rachel Corrie. Now my friend's daughter spent the year before college at a program in Israel, so she is not ignorant and not so easy to "get". But, he tell me, she became visibly upset when recounting the propaganda efforts deployed to recruit her.
Previous discussion of martyred useful idiot Rachel Corrie here.