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HARRY AND EDDIE: THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL

A new play that explores how President Harry S. Truman's friendship with his former business partner, Eddie Jacobson, led to the creation of Israel

A new play that explores how President Harry S. Truman's friendship with his former business partner, Eddie Jacobson, led to the creation of Israel.

Eddie Jacobson, a Jewish haberdashery salesman, and Harry Truman initially bonded during World War I where the Missouri men were put in charge of a struggling army canteen. The success of that venture leads to their joining forces after the war to open a haberdashery store in Kansas City, MO. When the depression hit and their store failed, Harry went into politics and Eddie went back on the road as a traveling salesman. In 1948, as the Zionists were struggling to convince President Truman to support the United Nation?s recognition of Israel, Eddie was asked to push their unlikely friendship to the breaking point.

 

Dates

Previews from: 25 August 2011

Opening night: 8 September 2011

Closing night: 12 October 2011

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 Matinee--2:00---2:00
 Evening---8:00---

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