(via Susan L. Schulman)

That’s right, you can see the new play HARRY & EDDIE: THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL at St. Luke’s Theatre in NYC on Thursday, September 15 or 22, at 8 PM FOR FREE (a $59.50 value per ticket—you’ll receive 2).  All you have to do to enter the contest is answer one simple question in the body of an e-mail:

What year was Israel founded?

Then, by noon on Monday, September 12, 2011:

  1. Write the Thursday (the 15th or 22nd) you would like to attend–tickets will be picked up at the box office before the show.
  2. Let us know your name and how we may contact you by e-mail.
  3. Type the word CONTEST in the subject line.
  4. Zap your e-mail off to stagevoicespublishing@gmail.com .  

The drawing for a winner will take place on Monday, September 12.  Notification will be made immediately via e-mail.

It’s that simple.   

The story of HARRY & EDDIE: THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL, largely unknown, examines how President Harry S. Truman’s friendship with his former business partner, Eddie Jacobson, helps lead to the creation of Israel. It’s exciting theatre, written by MARK WESTON, whose works include, among others,  BECKWOURTH, BECKWOURTH . . . THE LATER YEARS, BAGELS AND LUCK, and the musical LOUISE, starring Paige O’Hara. His documentary INCA REMEMBERED was the recipient of more than 30 international awards. 

Director BOB SPIOTTO has worked as a director, producer, actor, choreographer and teacher in the NY and Washington, D.C. areas. As Executive Producer for Hofstra Entertainment and Artistic Director of Hofstra Cultural Center, he has produced and/or directed hundreds of events since 1990.

Eddie is played by RICK GROSSMAN, a third generation thespian who started as a child actor in the Yiddish Theater, appearing with Molly Picon, Menasha Skulnick, Irving Jacobson, and his parents, Irving Grossman & Diana Goldberg.  His Off-Broadway credits include:  IT'S A FUNNY WORLD, HELLO, CHARLIE!, DAMN YANKEES (Lincoln Center Outdoors), and he has toured in MILK & HONEY, COME BLOW YOUR HORN and ENTER LAUGHING. 

DAN HICKS (Harry Truman) has appeared in “One Night Stand” with Wesley Snipes, “Celebrity” with Judy Davis, and “Out of Sight” with Maria Sorvino.  He toured with Biggs-Rosatti as Friar Laurence in ROMEO AND JULIET and with TheatreWorks USA as Homer in CHARLOTTE’S WEB. He recently appeared in WRECK and in the World Premiere of OSWALD, both written by Dennis Richard.

LYDIA GLADSTONE (Bluma Jacobson) has appeared in NYC in DOG DAY AFTERNOON, DE DONDE?; THE WITCH OF WALL STREET; TESS; CALL ME MADAM; APAC-NUNSENSE, and TOVARICH, in addition to having performed regionally.

What’s not to love?

In previews now at 8 PM at St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, west of 8th Avenue in Manhattan’s theatre district. The World Premiere is Thursday, September 8.   Performance sched.: Wednesday and Sunday matinees are at 2 PM and Thursdays at 8 PM.  HARRY & EDDIE: THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL is produced by Jessimeg Productions, Tickets are $59.50 & $36.30, available through www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

(All decisions for the special offer contest are made at the discretion of Stage Voices.)

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