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My Name is Rachel Corrie 

When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 30 2010
Price: $15-18
nwctc.org/Corrie
My Name is Rachel Corrie, produced here by Three Good Friends, is composed entirely of lines taken from Rachel Corrie’s letters and journals, from childhood through her brief adulthood (she was 23 when she died in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip, killed by an Israeli tank while defending a Palestinian home). This production’s director, Megan Kate Ward, made the generally effective decision to cast two actresses to play what was originally written as one role—because the journal entries adapted here were written over a period of years, this avoids the invariably annoying predicament of asking one actress to play a character at different ages. As Young Rachel, Madeleine Rogers gives a poised, intelligent performance, staying on just the right side of precocious and thereby avoiding the cloying quality that makes Amanda Jensen’s performance the weaker of the two. The show is ultimately a character study, of a girl whose deeply felt political beliefs led her to risk more than most armchair pundits ever will. It is not a perfect production, but it is an important one. ALISON HALLETT

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