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Encore Musical Theatre presents ‘Give Em Hell,’ one man show from Fred Grandy

Review December 04, 2021 Encore Staff

DEXTER, MI – When Harry Truman was unexpectedly thrust into the U.S. Presidency in 1945, he was ridiculed by both the press and the public as “the little man from Missouri”. Seven years later when he left office, he was hailed the world over as one of the great leaders of the 20th Century.

Now, actor and former US Congressman Fred Grandy, well known from his years as Gopher on The Love Boat, offers a virtuoso turn as our 33rd President in a new production of Give Em Hell, Harry.

The one-man show tells the inspirational story of the feisty mule trader’s son who rose from obscurity to successfully guide our country through one of the most turbulent periods in American history. Using Truman’s own words, Samuel Gallu’s play reminds us that the gentle wit and plain-spoken wisdom of Harry Truman is even more relevant and engaging today than when it premiered in 1975.

Directed by Broadway’s Hunter Foster

Week of 1/17/2022

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