February 21 - March 10, 2024

Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground

A New American Play by Richard Hellesen
Directed by Peter Ellenstein
Produced in Association with New L.A. Rep

Tony Award-winning actor John Rubinstein (Pippin/Children of a Lesser God), fresh from his acclaimed
Off-Broadway run, makes his Rubicon debut in this fascinating tour-de-force based on the speeches and letters of our 34th president. Set in 1962 at his Pennsylvania farm, Dwight D. Eisenhower, contemplates his place in history, looking back at his Kansas upbringing, his decorated Army career, his victories in World War II, and his two terms as President – reflecting on the good fortune and the adversity that makes a great leader.

Not since ‘Give ‘em Hell Harry’ has a show offered such surprising insight into an American President… It is a historic masterpiece. Moral Courage radiates through Rubinstein’s brilliant portrayal. Packed with emotional depth, Rubinstein commands the stage with a powerful presence.”

– Entertainment Today

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Rubicon Theatre

1006 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001