Playwright Mark Harelik titled his play “The Immigrant,” now onstage at George Street Playhouse’s temporary home at 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick through April 7, in the singular with good reason. Although America has been the new home of millions of immigrants from everywhere in the world, his play is primarily about one, his own grandfather, and that man’s struggles and accomplishments in building a new life as the only Jew is a little Texas town. Learn More
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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
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
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