Friday To-Do: 'Golda's Balcony' | Rock Candy

Friday, March 14, 2008

Friday To-Do: 'Golda's Balcony'

Posted By on Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 9:31 AM

7:30 p.m., Weekend Theater. $10-$14.

The critically lauded and award-winning one-woman drama “Golda's Balcony” tells of the life and times of one of the 20th century's towering figures: Golda Meir, the 75-year-old Russian-born, Milwaukee-raised prime minister of Israel. The action swirls around the Yom Kippur War, the nearly month-long conflict in October 1973 between Israel and a coalition of Arab states lead by Egypt and Syria. During the war, Meir very nearly initiated a nuclear holocaust. Bombs were loaded on planes awaiting her signal to take off when Kissinger and Nixon placated Israel with additional aircraft to defend itself. There's obviously a lot of drama implicit in that history, but William Gibson's play (he also wrote “The Miracle Worker”) doesn't linger too long on the war. Instead, it flashes back to other, earlier significant moments in Meir's life — her journey from Russia to Milwaukee; her development into a socialist Zionist; her immigration to Palestine; the breakup of her marriage; her rise to power in Israel. Samantha Porter stars and artistic director Ralph Hyman helms the production. Unlike most Weekend Theater performances, the show runs only through Saturday.

From the ArkTimes store



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Lindsey Millar

  • The Students Make Themselves Heard Edition

    Challenges to the state medical marijuana commission’s grading of cultivation applications, the just concluded special session of the legislature, Governor Hutchinson’s politicking, students protesting gun violence and another civil rights lawsuit from Mike Laux targeting the Little Rock Police Department and the city of Little Rock — all covered on this week's podcast.
    • Mar 16, 2018
  • 'The Conversation' with Todd Yakoubian

    In this week's edition of our breakout new podcast, "The Conversation," host Matt Price interviews KATV Meteorologist Todd Yakoubian. They cover a range of issues including climate change, why the Ozark Mountains are the reason Little Rock doesn't get much snow and fake news in the weather world.
    • Mar 15, 2018
  • Faring well

    Tomas Bohm's new deli is on its way.
    • Mar 15, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation