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"America's Wartime…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant performances… more

25th Annual New…

Oct 22 - 23, 2014
The New Orleans Film Festival- Louisiana's only industry-recognized film… more

GALATOIRE’S 33 BAR &…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak will present a beer dinner featuring New Belgium… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Oct 22 - Nov 26, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lagniappe…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Join local author Sally Asher as she discusses her new book Hope and New… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring YOJIMBO. more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Oct 22 - 30, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Mysterious…

Oct 22 - Nov 23, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

The Ritz-Carlton, New…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans and NOLA Brewing Company have joined forces to… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 22 - Nov 19, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 22, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

ThinkerKids Workshop…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Come explore as we do three out of this world science experiments: a hoop… more

Tricks... Treats...…

Oct 22 - Nov 8, 2014
Kids won't want to miss this strange tour when we pull away the mask and see… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

31st Annual Halloween…

Oct 23 - 26, 2014
Join us for the 31st annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Henry Turner Jr. &…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The hometown favorites are well known for their style of music that encompasses… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 23 - 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Jazz in the Park…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Loyola Jazz…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
 The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the… more

"America's Wartime…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant performances… more

LE PETIT THEATRE PRESENTS GOLDA’S BALCONY by William Gibson

January 24 – February 8, 2014
  • Location: Le Petit Theatre
  • Address: 616 Saint Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Times: Jan. 24, 25, 30, 31, Feb. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8 @ 8 p.m. // Jan. 26 & Feb. 2 @ 3 p.m.
  • Admission: Tickets: $30-$50
  • Phone: 504-522-2081
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The longest-running one woman show in Broadway history is coming to Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre when Golda’s Balcony takes the stage from Jan. 24 – Feb. 8.

Actress Clare Moncrief stars as Golda Meir and Carl Walker directs the production about Mier, who rose from impoverished Russian school girl to a schoolteacher in Milwaukee to the fourth Prime Minister of Israel.  Gibson’s script has been described as “riveting” as it chronicles Mier’s ascent to international political figure.

“Golda’s Balcony is one of the most beautiful scripts ever written and is a compelling story about an extraordinary woman who, through intelligence and passion, rose to become one of the most important women in the world. It is ninety-minutes of history that everyone should see,” said Cassie Steck Worley, executive director of Le Petit Theatre.
Local historian Howard Hunter  described Golda Meir as “the embodiment of the idealism of the West and the Jewish sense of destiny.  While it may be fashionable to compare her to other female leaders of the 20th century — Margaret Thatcher, Benazir Bhutto, Corazon Aquino, and Indira Gandhi — Golda Meir was the only world leader of the 20th century who could lay claim to the encomium “Founding Mother.”  She was one of a small group of visionaries who turned Israel from an idea to a nation.  And, without her drive and commitment, Israel could have remained a historical footnote from 3,000 years ago.”
In keeping with commitment to partner with a local nonprofit, Le Petit is teaming up with the nonprofit Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans to raise funds for the social service agency dedicated to preserving, strengthening and enhancing the well-being and self-sufficiency of individuals and families at every stage of life.
Tickets are now on sale for eleven shows from Jan. 24- Feb. 8. Ticket prices range from $30-$50.  All tickets may be purchased online at www.lepetittheatre.com , at the box office between 11am – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturdays or by calling 504-522-2081.

In addition to Golda’s Balcony, remaining shows this season at Le Petit Theatre include Death of a Salesman, May 9 – 24 and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, July 11 – 26.

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