By Fawaz Turki
Special to Gulf News
A three-hour ride on the Metroliner from Washington, my hometown, to New York will get you to Gaza. Well, not quite. But the ethos of that tormented strip of land, whose suffering is beyond all rational understanding, is so compellingly evoked on the stage of the off-Broadway Menetta Lane Theatre, that you think you’re there.
The play, My Name Is Rachel Corrie, a riveting one-woman show, is the story of Rachel Corrie, the young, all-American youngster who was crushed to death 3 years ago, at age 23, under an Israeli bulldozer as she tried to shield a Palestinian home from demolition, one of 3,000 homes destroyed by the Israeli military in the Rafah region of Gaza between 2001 and 2003. (read the full article here)