Harry & Eddie: The Birth of Israel
A new play that explores how President Harry S. Trumanâ€™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 Nationâ€™s recognition of Israel, Eddie was asked to push their unlikely friendship to the breaking point.Average Rating: This show is not yet rated
Show Category: Drama
|Opening:||Aug 25, 2011|
|Closing:||Dec 18, 2012|
Actors Temple Theatre
339 West 47th Street
New York, NY
Between 8th and 9th Ave.
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