For You My Door Is Always Open: A Visit with Golda Meir
EVENT: For You My Door Is Always Open: A Visit with Golda Meir
Sunday, January 19, 2014 at noon
Light Brunch at noon; performance at 1pm
Congregation Beth Israel, 229 Murdock Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
Tickets: There is no cost for either the brunch or performance. RSVP to the synagogue office (828) 252-8660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golda Meir: Midwife to Israel, one the of the world’s young democracies. Israel’s founding father David Ben Gurion famously said about Foreign Minister Golda Meir, “She’s the only man in my cabinet.” In this entertaining one-woman show, get to know the grandmotherly woman who became the world’s third woman prime minister and who was the first Iron Lady.
For You My Door Is Always Open is a one-woman show about the life of Golda Meir. The audience first meets Golda as a loving grandmother before she goes back in time to dramatic scenes from her life – as a terrified child witnessing a pogrom in Russia, a gutsy young activist in America, her political rise as the only woman in the man’s world of Israeli politics, her courage in disguising herself as an Arab woman on a dangerous journey through enemy lines, her agony and eventual triumph as Israel’s Prime Minister during the Yom Kippur War.
The play shows Golda’s conflict between a life passionately devoted to the creation and survival of the State of Israel along with her roles as wife and mother. It shows her welcoming oppressed Jews from all over the globe to Israel, and why she stepped into the momentous job of being Israel’s Prime Minister. This is a portrait of a tough, loving and gutsy woman who really has no equal in the arena of world affairs. She’s the only man in my cabinet, said Prime Minister David Ben Gurion about Golda when she served as his Foreign Minister. Golda Meir was Israel’s first woman Prime Minister and the world’s third. She was described as the Iron Lady of Israeli Politics years before that title became associated with British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.
In addition to the show, attendees will enjoy a light brunch from noon to 1pm.
About RoseLynn Katz
RoseLynn wrote and acted in The Devil Touched My Tongue: The World And Wit of Dorothy Parker in many Asheville venues, as well as in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The author of 7 published novels, she has also directed several shows with Jewish themes and has written “A Peddler Knocked,” a play about the first Jewish immigrants in Appalachia.
Although she’s long wanted to play a Jewish character, Golda is her first! RoseLynn previously appeared in Asheville productions at the Asheville Community Theatre, the Magnetic Field and the Reuter Center at UNCA.