"HARRY & EDDIE: THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL" BEGINS OFF-BROADWAY PREVIEWS TODAY
Harry & Eddie: The Birth of Israel begins previews Off-Broadway tonight, August 25. The show is playing at St. Luke's Theatre with an opening date of September 8.
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.
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