"We Are Going to be Lucky"

A staged reading featuring Alysia Reiner ("Orange is the New Black") and David Basche ("The Exes"), directed by Amy Fox.

What happens when WWII separates a young, idealistic American Jewish couple? Find out when actors Reiner and Basche read the couple's letters from the new book "We Are Going to Be Lucky."

Lenny and Diana Miller were married just one year before America entered World War II. They vowed to write to one another daily after Lenny enlisted in 1943. As Lenny made his way through basic training in Mississippi to the beaches of Normandy and eventually to the Battle of the Bulge, Diana struggled financially, giving up her job as a machinist to become a mother. Their contributions to the war effort, Lenny's crucial missions as an Army scout and Diana's work in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, are the backdrop to their daily correspondence, including insightful discussions of democracy, politics, and economic hardship.

Elizabeth Fox, the couple's daughter, who has served for more than twenty years in a leadership role on the National Board of Hadassah, edited and introduced the book and joins her own daughter, Amy Fox, an acclaimed screenwriter ("Equity" and the Merchant-Ivory film "Heights"), in conversation after the reading.


Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm


Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011





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