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Theatre West in association with New Los Angeles Repertory Company presents



EISENHOWER: This Piece Of Ground

October 28 – November 20, 2022

Previews: October 22, 23, & 27

Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm

Sundays at 2pm

Post-Show Discussions with the Director and Star

after the November 4th, 12th, 13th, and 18th shows.

ASL Interpreted show on November 11th.

Theatre West

3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West

Los Angeles, CA. 90068

Box Office (323) 851-7977

Tickets: $40
Early Bird (online only): $35
Students/Seniors/Military Veterans: $30
Previews: $25

*COVID Policy:
Masks must be worn at all times in the theatre except for children younger than three years.
The actors will remove their masks only while performing.

Projection and Sound Design by

Joe Huppert

Lighting Design by

Esquire Jauchem

Stage Manager

Court Rhodes

Set Design Concept by

Pierre Vuilleumier

Costume Design by

Doug Spesert

Assistant Stage Manager

Madison Chmielewski

Creative Consultant

Alicia Maccarone

Set Realization

Ernest McDaniel

Technical Supervisor

Malcolm Wilson

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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