By William Gibson
Two staged readings, directed by Faye Sholiton
Starring DOROTHY SILVER, with John Busser
MONDAY, JULY 1 & TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Hosted by Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., OH
Born in Kiev in 1898 and raised in Milwaukee, Goldie Mabovitch might have lived the relatively comfortable life of a 20th century American Jewish woman. But the call of Zionism beckoned. Arriving in Palestine in 1921, she would rise to become a world-renowned fundraiser, civil servant and politician – and a co-signer of the Israeli Declaration of Independence. Her election in 1969 as Israel’s Prime Minister positioned her in 1973 to confront one of the most agonizing decisions in the annals of modern warfare.
Playwright William Gibson (The Miracle Worker) wrote this review of Meir’s life as a series of late-night reminiscences. In 2003, Golda’s Balcony, starring Tovah Feldshuh, would become the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history.
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