Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre presents Broadway’s longest running one-woman show, “Golda’s Balcony” as this season’s second production. The show will run from Friday, October 24 through Saturday, November 8.
Indianapolis actress, Miki Mathioudakis, will take the stage as Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir, for the second time in her stage career.
“From my prior experience, I hope to bring a well-rounded understanding of Jewish traditions and the situation in the Middle East to the role,” said Mathioudakis. “Being an ordained minister in the Christian Church, I have observed similarities in the Jewish faith that are helping me relate to Golda Meir and her religion.”
William Gibson’s “Golda’s Balcony,” follows the life of Golda Meir from her impoverished childhood in Russia to her time as the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. The play examines Meir’s personal and public life and provides intimate insight into the power, strength and idealism which caused many to regard her as a legendary world leader during a time of great conflict.
“In relation to recent events in Israel, this story is a reminder that war is without end,” said Mathioudakis. “’Golda’s Balcony’ shows that war is not a one-sided story, and it strengthens the notion that everybody, regardless of their nationality, just wants a place to call their own.”
This production offers full-length school matinee performances that provide high school students with a unique educational theatre experience. Specifically, “Golda’s Balcony” examines topics such as leadership, breaking gender roles and the on-going conflict in Israel.
“Golda’s Balcony” will run from October 24 through November 8. Showtimes are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Saturday, November 8 at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Matinee performances are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit CivicTheatre.org or call (317) 843-3800.