Why See 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.
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.
Previews from: 25 August 2011
Opening night: 8 September 2011
Cast and Creative
CastRick Grossman as Eddie
Dan Hicks as Harry Truman
Lydia Gladstone as Bluma Jacobson
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