Gibson's Golda’s Balcony Published

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Golda's Balcony, the William Gibson play about Israeli prime minister Golda Meir currently running on Broadway, has been published by Applause.
Tovah Feldshuh in Golda's Balcony
Tovah Feldshuh in Golda's Balcony Photo by Aaron Epstein

The 64-page play features an author's note from Gibson and several pictures from the production. It is priced at $12.95.

The play shows an aged Meir in a high stakes game of international chicken, playing the United States, United Nations and the Arab world off each other in order to avoid what looks like Israel's destruction during the 1973 war. Between taking urgent phone calls, she reflects on her childhood in Milwaukee, her failed marriage and her role is founding the Jewish state.

The title refers to a perch from which Meir watched the progress of Israel's nuclear bomb program at the Dimona reactor. At the time of the war, speculation was high about the country's nuclear capabilities. The play posits—and some historical accounts confirm—that Israel had bombs ready and loaded on planes aimed at Egypt.

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