A Promised Land
This article is from 2009.
Thought provoking by virtue of its subject matter (post-Holocaust Europe, the early days of the Israel-Palestine conflict), this play is weighty and worthy. Despite much originality and skilful performances from Corinne Harris as two very different women, though, the piece succumbs occasionally to the all-too-treacherous pitfalls of wartime drama: clichéd dialogue and trite sentimentality in the rare moments of joy and understanding amid the horror and mistrust.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 556 9579, until 29 Aug, 7.30pm, £7.50 (£5).