Golda's Balcony - Gibson Masterwork at FST

FST Presents Masterwork About the Life of Golda Meir

Florida Studio Theatre is preparing to open the second show in its 2006-2007 Winter Mainstage Season. Golda's Balcony begins with 2 previews on December 6 and 7 and opens on Friday, December 8, 2006.

Golda's Balcony tracks the mysterious and breathtaking life of Golda Meir from an impoverished childhood in Russia all the way to becoming Prime Minister of Israel. This intimate and compelling one-woman show invites you into the heart and mind of one of the 20th Century's great leaders.

Written by veteran playwright William Gibson (The Miracle Worker, Two For The Seesaw), Golda's Balcony is an incredibly timely play (given the current conflict) that deals with the struggles associated with Israel and its rivals during the Yom Kippur war of 1973. More importantly it is the story of a remarkable leader and the compelling manner in which she led the Jewish people and pursued her convictions.

In examining the life of Golda Meir, the play becomes more than just the story of the Yom Kippur War. Through her memories and experience the play becomes representative of 2000 years of persecution toward the Jewish people. Through the use of photographs and slides, director Terence Lamude hopes to relay that message.

The role of Golda Meir will be played by FST's Associate Director and veteran actor Kate Alexander . She calls the role "very challenging," but is enjoying the opportunity to play such a significant historical figure.

USA Today calls Golda's Balcony "a moving tribute to the human capacity for survival," and the Associated Press calls it "A fascinating show!"  This critic simply called the play 'A Miracle.'  Use our site search engine or view my past columns to see my rave review of Golda's Balcony.

Golda's Balcony begins December 6, 2006 and plays until February 2, 2007. FST's production will be directed by Terence Lamude. A complete performance schedule follows.  Tickets may be purchased from the FST Box Office in person or by calling (941) 366-9000.  Florida Studio Theatre 1241 North Palm Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236 Website: www.fst2000.org

Golda's Balcony

Performance Schedule

December 6, 2006 – February 2, 2007

Wednesday December 6 8:00 p.m. Preview

Thursday December 7 8:00 p.m. Preview

Friday December 8 8:00 p.m. Opening

Saturday December 9 2:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Sunday December 10 3:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday December 12 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday December 13 8:00 p.m.

Thursday December 14 8:00 p.m.

Friday December 15 8:00 p.m.

Saturday December 16 2:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Sunday December 17 3:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday December 19 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday December 20 3:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Thursday December 21 8:00 p.m.

Friday December 22 8:00 p.m.

Saturday December 23 2:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Sunday December 24 Christmas Eve

Tuesday December 26 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday December 27 8:00 p.m.

Thursday December 28 8:00 p.m.

Friday December 29 8:00 p.m.

Saturday December 30 5:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Sunday December 31 3:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 2 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday January 3 8:00 p.m.

Thursday January 4 8:00 p.m.

Friday January 5 8:00 p.m.

Saturday January 6 5:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Sunday January 7 3:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 9 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday January 10 8:00 p.m.

Thursday January 11 8:00 p.m.

Friday January 12 8:00 p.m.

Saturday January 13 5:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Sunday January 14 4:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 16 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday January 17 8:00 p.m.

Thursday January 18 8:00 p.m.

Friday January 19 8:00 p.m.

Saturday January 20 5:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Sunday January 21 3:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 23 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday January 24 8:00 p.m.

Thursday January 25 8:00 p.m.

Friday January 26 8:00 p.m.

Saturday January 27 5:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Sunday January 28 3:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 30 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday January 31 5:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Thursday February 1 8:00 p.m.

Friday February 2 5:00 & 8:00 p.m.

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