Play about slain Wash. activist performed in Israel

Play about slain Wash. activist performed in Israel
Rachel Corrie
JERUSALEM (AP) - A play about an Olympia woman who was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer in Gaza is being performed for Hebrew-speaking audiences for the first time in Israel.

Producers hope "My Name is Rachel Corrie" will force Israelis to confront Israel's activities in Palestinian territories.

The 23-year-old Corrie was killed in 2003 as a pro-Palestinian group protested against a bulldozer demolishing homes.

The play was first staged in London in 2005. It opened Sunday to a full house at a small Jerusalem theater.

Corrie's parents, Cindy and Craig in Olympia, welcomed the Hebrew version of the play and said it brings her story full circle.