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WBGO: Benjamin Pelteson Is 'The Immigrant' With A Big Heart, The Latest George Street Playhouse Production

A play currently running at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick tells the real-life story of a Russian -Jewish man that made his way to the United States in the early 1900’s. The Immigrant, written by Mark Harelik, follows his grandfather Haskell’s pursuit of the American Dream. Learn More

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A relatable 'coming to America' story centered on two very different couples

Playwright Mark Harelik's grandfather emigrated from his native Russia in 1909. Harelik's "The Immigrant," which centers on the patriarch's efforts to not only adapt but to soar in his new homeland, debuted in 1985. Yet the heartfelt family drama, at George Street Playhouse through April 7, is as relevant today as it was more than 30 years ago, director Jim Jack said. Learn More

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'The Immigrant' opens at George Street Playhouse; based on real life story

Opening at George Street Playhouse, “The Immigrant” by the grandson of an immigrant is based on the real-life accounts of Haskell Harelik that rings true today as the country wrestles with allowing those seeking a better life to live in the states. Learn More

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Director Jim Jack Talks About "The Immigrant" On Stage At George Street Playhouse

Mention of the immigration of the early 20th century evokes images of the “wretched refuse” floating into New York Harbor and washing up on Ellis Island. But not all of “your tired, your poor” landed in New York, and we learn about one of the exceptions in Mark Harelik’s play “The Immigrant,” on stage at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick from March 12 through April 7. Learn More