New Los Angeles Repertory Company presents
EISENHOWER: This Piece Of Ground
June 13 – July 30, 2023
Theatre at St. Clements
423 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
Early Bird (online only): $35
Students/Seniors/Military Veterans: $30
Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn at all times in the theatre.
The actor will not wear a mask while performing.
Projection and Sound Design by
Lighting Design by
Irene DH Lee
Set Design Concept by
Costume Design by
Assistant Stage Manager
Starring Tony Winner John Rubinstein as Dwight D. Eisenhower, “Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground” is the latest work by playwright Richard Hellesen. Directed by Peter Ellenstein, the play is a candid and fascinating fictional eavesdropping on President Dwight D Eisenhower at his Gettysburg, Pennsylvania farm on the morning of the publication of the very first New York Magazine Presidential list, ranking the American Presidents in order of greatness.
Eisenhower is in the midst of writing his second book, the subject; his presidency and, now furious at being ranked at No 22, he examines his life, from his Kansas upbringing to being a young West Point Cadet to his decorated Army career, victories in World War 2, and his two terms as President.
As his frustration subsides he ponders on what qualities and adversities make a great President. As he reflects, it is his own character, purpose and fortitude, as well as his many regrets that shape the story and reveal the man.
The play is fiction, but is adapted from a vast array of General Eisenhower's memoirs, speeches, and letters. With permission from David and Susan Eisenhower and the Eisenhower family.
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EISENHOWER: THIS PIECE OF GROUND