City of Platteville, WI

04/04/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/03/2020 23:15

04/04/2020 - 7:00pm

Give 'Em Hell, Harry!, by Samuel Gallu, is a faithful and often humorous portrayal of President Harry S. Truman's life and presidency. It spans his childhood, his 'political apprenticeship' as a judge in Jackson County, Missouri, his years in the U.S. Senate, and his momentous two terms as president. Actor James Whitmore originated the role in 1975. Clifton Truman Daniel took up the mantle in October 2017, marking the first time in history a U.S. president would be portrayed onstage by a direct descendant.

Clifton Truman Daniel is the oldest grandson of President Harry S. Truman and his wife, Bess. He is the son of author Margaret Truman and former New York Times Managing Editor E. Clifton Daniel Jr. Clifton Truman Daniel is honorary chairman of the board of the Truman Library Institute and board secretary of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. He is the author of Growing Up With My Grandfather: Memories of Harry S. Truman and Dear Harry, Love Bess: Bess Truman's Letters to Harry Truman, 1919-1943.

This performance is sponsored, in part, by the College of Liberal Arts and Education.

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