“My Name Is Rachel Corrie” will shutter Off Broadway Dec. 17 after a 2½-month run.
Brief life could be considered disappointing for a show that opened Oct. 15 with strong advance sales at the Minetta Lane, but producers are touting upcoming stagings of “Corrie” in the U.S. and internationally.
Play, a solo show based on the writings of a young American activist who died protesting the Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes in 2003, stirred controversy earlier in the year when it appeared that plans for a spring production in New York were aborted due to political concerns. But when the show finally materialized in Gotham, it provoked little fuss.
Directed and co-edited by Alan Rickman, “Corrie” bowed at the Royal Court in London in 2005 and played the West End in spring. U.S. producers are Dena Hammerstein and Pam Pariseau for James Hammerstein Prods.