Special Event
July 11 -14, 2024

Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground

A New Los Angeles Repertory Company production

by Richard Hellesen

Directed by Peter Ellenstein

“An illuminating tour-de-force performance.”

- DC Theater Arts

About Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground

Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground is a candid and fascinating fictional eavesdropping on President Dwight D. Eisenhower at his Gettysburg, Pennsylvania farm.

It is 1962 and The New York Times Magazine has published its first list ranking the American Presidents in order of greatness. Pondering his placement on the list, Eisenhower looks back on his life – his Kansas upbringing, his decorated Army career, his victories in World War II, and his two terms as President – contemplating the qualities and adversities that make an American President great. Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground is adapted from a vast array of General Eisenhower’s memoirs, speeches, and letters.

Runtime

1 hour, 55 minutes including one intermission.

Age Recommendations

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground Showtimes

Thursday,  July 11 at 7:30 pm
Friday, July 12 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

 

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* Member of Actors’ Equity Association

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Press & Reviews

“★★★★ Excellently acted biodrama.”

– TheaterLife

“Provocative and thoughtful. Ike served America well and Rubinstein, in turn, does the same for Ike.”

– WBAI Pacifica Radio

“An absorbing new play. Rubinstein is a wonder. The production is so gripping.”

– Broadway Select

“An intriguing portrait of a man who had to make some far-reaching decisions when it came to events in the United States and the world, many of which are still felt today.”

– Epoch Times

“Rubinstein gives a performance you won’t soon forget… An engrossing and informative evening in the theater.”

– Theater Scene

“★★★★ A sterling performance”

– NY Stage Review

“Not to miss.”– NewYork.com

– NewYork.com

“Rubinstein’s portrayal is nothing short of marvelous. It gives us hope
for our current democracy.”

– Manhattan Digest

“Filled with timely political lessons from a leader who strove to put country over party.”

– Edge Media

“Tony winner John Rubinstein is theater’s prez-iding man.”

New York Post

“A fascinating experience. John Rubinstein has given us a great gift.”

– Joan Hamburg, WABC Radio

“John Rubinstein was quite amazing. Great. Completely engaging. I loved it.”

– Broadway Radio

“A perfectly cast John Rubinstein brings our 34th president back to life.”

– L.A. Times

Reviews

“An illuminating tour-de-force performance.”

DC Theater Arts

“★★★★ Excellently acted biodrama.”

– TheaterLife

“Provocative and thoughtful. Ike served America well and Rubinstein, in turn, does the same for Ike.”

– WBAI Pacifica Radio

“An absorbing new play. Rubinstein is a wonder. The production is so gripping.”

– Broadway Select

“An intriguing portrait of a man who had to make some far-reaching decisions when it came to events in the United States and the world, many of which are still felt today.”

– Epoch Times

“Rubinstein gives a performance you won’t soon forget… An engrossing and informative evening in the theater.”

– Theater Scene

“★★★★ A sterling performance”

– NY Stage Review

“Not to miss.”– NewYork.com

– NewYork.com

“Rubinstein’s portrayal is nothing short of marvelous. It gives us hope
for our current democracy.”

– Manhattan Digest

“Filled with timely political lessons from a leader who strove to put country over party.”

– Edge Media

“Tony winner John Rubinstein is theater’s prez-iding man.”

New York Post

“A fascinating experience. John Rubinstein has given us a great gift.”

– Joan Hamburg, WABC Radio

“John Rubinstein was quite amazing. Great. Completely engaging. I loved it.”

– Broadway Radio

“A perfectly cast John Rubinstein brings our 34th president back to life.”

– L.A. Times
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