By William Gibson
Directed by Alan D. Kaplan
Steve Short, Stage Manager
Make Up by Jon Fisher
Costume by Mary Selvoski
Saturday, November 21, 7:30 p.m.
Etz Hayim, Derry, NH
Sunday, November 22, 1:00 p.m.
B'Nai Israel, Laconia
Saturday, November 28, 7:30 p.m.
Jewish Federation of NH, Manchester, NH
Sunday, November 29, 1:00 p.m.
Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua, NH
The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire, along with Second Stage Productions presents Golda’s Balcony by William Gibson. This one woman show about the iconic former Prime Minster of Israel, Golda Meir, stars Cathy McKay.
Golda’s Balcony follows the trajectory of the life of Golda Meir from Russian immigrant to American schoolteacher to a leader of international politics as the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. Much of its focus is on the period surrounding the 1973 Yom Kippur War, when Israel was attacked by Egypt and Syria. Gibson's drama suggests Meir threatened Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger with the launch of nuclear weapons against her enemies, conceivably starting World War III, unless the U.S. came to her country’s aid.