Four-time Tony nominated Broadway actress Tovah Feldshuh will star in the Alliance Theatre’s production of Golda’s Balcony from October 12 to 30, 2011. For her portrayal of Golda on the New York stage, Tovah Feldshuh earned the Tony Award® nomination for Best Actress and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actress.
With 15 sold-out months on Broadway, Golda’s Balcony became the longest-running one-woman show in the history of Broadway. Since the Broadway run, Ms. Feldshuh has played sold-out engagements of Golda’s Balcony in London, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco.
Ms. Feldshuh, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, and a winner of the McKnight Fellowship to the Guthrie Theatre and the University of Minnesota, has taught at Yale, Cornell and New York Universities and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in June, 2005. She is a supporter of Seeds of Peace, a non-profit, non-political organization that helps teenagers from regions of conflict and is the recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award and the Israel Peace Medal.
Golda’s Balcony is a one woman play following the life of Golda Meir as the fourth Prime Minister of Israel during a critical time in history. From Russian immigrant to American school teacher, to the epicenter of international politics, Golda was a mother to a country. William Gibson’s drama blends history and storytelling into an inspiring piece of theatre. Golda’s Balcony pits Meir against Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger with the threatened launch of nuclear weapons against her enemies unless the U.S. comes to her country’s aid. In turn, deeply funny and frighteningly prescient, Golda’s Balcony poses the altogether too contemporary question of “What if the Middle East exploded?”
Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 pm, Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., October 12 to October 30, 2011 on the Alliance Stage. Opening night is Wednesday, October 19, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets start at $25 and are available at The Woodruff Arts Center Box Office or by calling 404-733-5000 or visiting online at www.alliancetheatre.org/goldas. Discount rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 404-733-4690. Discount rates are also available for members of the military, seniors and students. The Alliance Theatre is located at The Woodruff Arts Center, at the corner of Peachtree and 15th Street, in Midtown Atlanta.