William Gibson Masterwork 'Golda's Balcony'

Returning Again By Popular Demand

FST Announces Second Extension of Golda's Balcony  

Due to extreme audience demand, Florida Studio Theatre has extended the second show of the Winter Mainstage Season, Golda's Balcony by William Gibson for a second time.  The show, which opened on October 4, 2006, in the Keating Theatre was held over for 6 performances in the Gompertz Theatre February 20-24.  As these performances sold out well in advance, FST has opened 3 more performances in the Gompertz Theatre in March:

Thursday, March 29 @ 7:30

Friday, March 30 @ 7:30

Saturday, March 31 @ 7:30

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 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 (most famous for The Miracle Worker and 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 is 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.  

Golda's Balcony

The Gompertz Theatre

March 29-31, 2007

Tickets: $32-34

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