Mandy Cimino

“My Name is Rachel Corrie,” starring Santa Rosa actress Mandy Cimino in the title role, will be presented Sunday, Feb., 13, at Glaser Center.

The performance, directed by Lois Pearlman, is part of a benefit for a Sonoma County organization that supports Palestinian human rights.

Corrie, a 23-year-old activist, was crushed to death in 2004 by an Israeli bulldozer while she was defending a home in the Gaza city of Rafah, the announcement for the show says.

The play had a successful run in London, but is seldom performed in the U.S.  Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner compiled the play from emails Corrie sent to her parents while she was in Palestine.

The benefit will also feature traditional Arabic songs by Aswat: The Bay Area Arabic Music Ensemble and folk dance by Juthoor.

This  event will run from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Admission: $15; $10 for seniors and students; free for children under 7. The price includes  Palestinian-style refreshments following the show.

All proceeds will benefit the Northcoast Coalition for Palestine Support. This event is co-sponsored by the Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County. Information: (707) 523-1196.