by Jason Zinoman
New York Times
It’s fitting that “THE CLEAN HOUSE” and “MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE” start performances on Thursday, since each play, in very different ways, raises the same question: What took so long?
“My Name Is Rachel Corrie” is a solo drama based on e-mail messages and journal entries written by Ms. Corrie, an American demonstrator for Palestinian rights who was killed in Gaza by an Israeli bulldozer in 2003. The play has been at the center of one of the most furious controversies in the theater in years, even though few people in New York have seen it. The brouhaha began earlier this year after the New York Theater Workshop announced that it was delaying the play. Critics cried censorship, while representatives from the theater said it needed more time to “contextualize” the play. When “Rachel Corrie” begins performances at the Minetta Lane, we can finally see what the fuss is about. Previews begin Thursday; runs Oct. 15 to Nov. 19, 18 Minetta Lane, Greenwich Village, (212) 420-8000; $45 to $65.
— NY Times