‘Golda’s Balcony’ opens New Jewish Theatre’s 20th season

St. Louis actress Lavonne Byers will star in the New Jewish Theatre production of  ‘Golda’s Balcony,’ which runs Oct. 6-30. Photo: Eric Woolsey

Next month, the New Jewish Theatre will open its 20th season with William Gibson’s one-woman show, “Golda’s Balcony.”

The play depicts Israel’s fourth Prime Minister, Golda Meir, during what came to be known as the Yom Kippur War in 1973 — and which was almost disastrous for the State of Israel. The play explores what happens when idealism becomes power.

The Yom Kippur War took place from Oct. 6 to 26, 1973 and this production will run Oct. 6 to 30.

 Henry Schvey, professor of drama and comparative literature at Washington University, is directing this  opening production. Schvey also directed NJT’s first season opening production of Jenna Zark’s “A Body of Water.”

St. Louis actress Lavonne Byers will star in “Golda’s Balcony.” 


“Golda’s Balcony” will be performed in the Jewish Community Center’s Wool Studio Theatre, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. 

Subscriptions for the entire five show season are available as well as single tickets ranging in price from $39.50 to $43.50 at newjewishtheatre.org or 314-442-3283. 

There will be post-performance audience talk backs on two nights:

• Thursday, Oct. 13: led by Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, executive director of Jewish Community Relations Council

• Thursday, Oct. 20: led by Karen Aroesty, executive director of the Anti-Defamation League of Missouri and southern Illinois.