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Theater review: Empty Spaces’ ‘My Name Is Rachel Corrie’

By Elizabeth Maupin
Elizabeth Maupin on Theater

The real Rachel Corrie, as a girl

Does theater have a responsibility to be even-handed? Does polemical theater have a responsibility to be anything other than propaganda?

Or is the responsibility of theater merely to be good theater?

All of those thoughts, and more, ran through my mind during My Name is Rachel Corrie, Empty Spaces Theatre Co.’s production of the controversial Alan Rickman-Katherine Viner drama, which is onstage at Lowndes Shakespeare Center only through Sunday night.

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