By Ed Rampell
Theatricum’s “Cutting Edgy” Shakespearean Play
For decades Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum’s annual repertory program has presented Shakespearean classics plus topically-themed plays. At times the latter have triggered hullabaloos, such as the 2011 production of My Name is Rachel Corrie, about a real-life 23-year-old American member of the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement who was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza in 2003.
According to Artistic Director Ellen Geer, the too-hot-to-handle one-woman show received some negative responses. “I