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On Holy Ground

MET Theatre
1089 N. Oxford Ave. Los Angeles

The new show “On Holy Ground” brings the Israeli-Palestine conflict into sharp focus from the wildly different perspectives of three women. In Act One, Salome Jens portrays Henrietta Szold (1860-1945). Szold, a co-founder of Hadassah, founded the first Jewish hospital in Palestine, then under Turkish rule and later under British Mandate. Szold established social services accessible to both Jews and Arabs and proposed a bi-national (Jewish and Arab) state in Palestine, a dream she did not live to see fulfilled. She helped run Youth Aliyah, an organization that rescued 30,000 Jewish children from certain death at the hands of the Nazis. In Act Two, Lisa Richards portrays Shula, an Orthodox Jewish woman from the settlement of Efrat who has lost her teenage daughter, slain in a bombing by a Jihadist. Separated by a fence, she meets with Reim, the Palestinian mother of the bomber, portrayed by Abbe’ Rowlins.

Thru - Mar 4, 2012

Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm



Price: $15

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 323-957-1152

www.themettheatre.com


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  Review Round-Up

Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...“On Holy Ground” is hardly the last word on a combustible topic, nor should it be, but its integrity and thought-provoking intent is wholly respectable."
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David C. Nichols


LA Weekly - Recommended

"...Though Liss’ script needs a good trimming, especially in Act 1, she fleshes out a complicated political situation. Meanwhile, director L. Flint Esquerra’s cast takes what could be a dry textbook and gives it a throbbing heart."
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Rebecca Haithcoat


Backstage - Not Recommended

"...Surely there is more drama to explore in this tragedy than Liss describes. Director L. Flint Esquerra does little to bolster the weak script. The actors seem to have been given meager guidance in developing their characters, from the deeper motivations to something as basic as the characters’ accents, which wander treacherously. There is simply a lack of believability in this production, which robs it of dramatic impact."
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Hoyt Hilsman


StageHappenings.com - Somewhat Recommended

"...Everyone in this production is a trained and experienced artist, and that quality shines through in spite of the imperfections. Many of the problems may be ironed out as the play continues its run."
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Eve Meadows



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