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Portrait of an "Old Lady"

And one of the most intriguing personalities of the 20th century

Abetted by director Scott Schwartz, the production moves constantly, jazzed up with CNN-like projections of maps, blazing sound effects, photographs of the participants Golda impersonates and that inevitable, ticking clock face marking time in the war room.

Valerie Harper gives the performance of a lifetime.
Aaron Epstein
Valerie Harper gives the performance of a lifetime.

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Through April 9. $30-$70.
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, 713-315-2525.

Gibson's one-woman play, not the smoothest of contraptions, is vehicle enough to whet our appreciation of and gratitude for one of the world's powerhouse personalities. Harper supplies the dramatic heartbeat. Golda Meir supplies the awe.

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