For Ward Thinking
Jessica Goldberg's new play, part of the South Florida Theatre Festival, examines both sides of the controversy over the Iraq war.
The play follows Wendy, a Hollywood screenwriter, who goes undercover at Walter Reed Army Medical Center claiming to be a film researcher. "A lot of the films about war sometimes come out as a polemic against the war. On stage, it's a lot easier to have an intellectual argument," reflects Goldberg. Yet, far from being a preach-to-the-choir tirade, some of Ward 57's harshest criticism is reserved for anti-war filmmakers. "I think I was a little unfair to Hollywood," she says.