Golda’s Balcony (review)

Golda’s Balcony (review)
Golda’s Balcony (review)
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THE PLAY: Golda Meir, the famous Prime Minister of Israel, recounts her challenges with the Yom Kippur War with a few flashbacks to her personal life.

 

THE PRODUCTION: Jacqueline Jones is one of Richmond’s most accomplished actors and she does a commendable job in the one-woman show. The challenge is the script, which focuses heavily on the maneuvers of the war with scant details of her life outside politics. As a result, it’s basically a history lesson that leaves Jones to present the information, instead of getting the chance to flex her emotional range. Director Debra Clinton has kept her moving around the stage and added tech elements to make it feel less solitary, but it still needs an emotional core that’s in short supply. Running time: 1:30 (no intermission)

 

THE POINT: More informative than moving.

 

(3 / 5)

 

Part of the Women’s Theatre Festival produced by 5th Wall Theatre & TheatreLab at The Basement

 

Photos by Destiny Martinez

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