Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New Rep To Stage Rachel Corrie

The Globe has the rundown of the New Rep's schedule for next year. Which includes the play, My Name is Rachel Corrie, which was the subject of more than a few blogosphere discussions last year when New York Theatre Workshop cancelled/postponed production.

The rest of the season includes A Streetcar Named Desire and several musicals including a summer show.

Rachel Corrie will play in the Downstairs space at New Rep. If you haven't been there, I suggest you check it out. I have been twice this year, for Thom Pain, and this past weekend for White People.

White People is still playing through this weekend, and if you don't have plans you should go for the inspiration of three really great performances, and Diego Arcineagas' seamless direction. Both of these play out on a great set by J. Michael Griggs. (A teacher of mine a number of years ago.)

These elements combine to make a production that is somewhat better than the play itself. But the play is crafted with care, and with only a few instances of characters articulating a poetry, which, seems a little hard to believe is coming out of their mouths. And the play will make you think.

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