Rick Grossman, Dan Hicks, and Lydia Gladstone will star in the world premiere of Mark Weston's Harry and Eddie: The Birth of Israel, which begins performances on Thursday, August 25 at the Theatre at St Luke's.

The production, which will open officially on September 8, will be directed by Bob Spiotto and feature sets and costumes by Josh Iacovelli.

The work tells the largely-unknown story of how President Harry S. Truman's friendship with his former business partner, haberdashery salesman Eddie Jacobson, led in part to the creation of Israel in 1948.