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The first edition of Lebanon's European Theatre Festival opened Thursday night with "My Name is Rachel Corrie," which tells the story of the American activist's bright dreams and tragic end."Rachel Corrie" is based on the journals, emails and letters the activist left behind after the 23 year old was killed by an Israeli bulldozer while protesting house demolitions in Rafah. Rachel Corrie wants to be a writer.Though Corrie loves them, she also wants to go and see the world and make a difference, something her parents can't comprehend.In 2003 Corrie packed her bags and made her way to Palestine.The play takes a bittersweet turn as Corrie reveals stories of both the wonderful people she befriended and the daily horrors she witnessed.Latham's acting is emotionally driven and convincing, presenting a down-to-earth and human rendition of Corrie.
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