Give 'em Hell, Harry!
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Give 'em Hell, Harry!
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Give 'em Hell, Harry! NYC Reviews and Tickets

87%
(23 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
9%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining, Intelligent

About the Show

A one-man show about Harry S. Truman, the common man of common sense who rose to the challenges of America’s highest office, yet never lost the bedrock honesty that won him his nickname.

Member Reviews (23)

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69
Absorbing, Intelligent, Clunky, Relevant, Disappointing

See it if you love US Hist...and want to "meet" HST. Gr quotes/anecdotes fr a strong, fair man. But glosses over 2nd a-bomb, attack on Marg's critic.

Don't see it if you want a polished prodn. Byrnes has tics (sniffs often, repeatedly says "now, you know, well"). Play has clunky transitions. Still, moving

96
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if U want 2 have an evening with Harry Truman one of our greatest presidents. A refreshing escape from what we have in the Oval Office today!!

Don't see it if If you can’t find a ticket for it (very small theatre)

60
Tiresome, Forgettable, Disappointing

See it if you yearn to know more about Truman and the history around his presidency.

Don't see it if you don't care about a president who was probably dead by the time you were born, or if you're expecting something interesting. Read more

88
Ambitious, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if You want an insight of Harry Truman. A one man show that doesn’t disappoint.

Don't see it if You want a big production.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Profound

See it if you want to be reminded of the decency and integrity Harry Truman displayed as the US President. Very relevant to today's disgraceful times

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows or historically relevant plays Read more

78
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you want to learn a short history of one of America's revered Presidents.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy one person shows where the actor talks to imaginary characters.

79
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you want a one man show that looks at the man behind the public display that was President Harry S Truman.

Don't see it if you like ensemble casts.

85
Thought-provoking, Informative, Well staged

See it if you would like to know more about a president who did not take advantage of his role nor the office.

Don't see it if you don't like historical stories and factual information.

Critic Reviews (2)

On Stage Blog
October 22nd, 2018

“President Truman is brought back to life by...Byrnes, who brings a unique perspective to a role such as this, having once served as a Congressional aide...In terms of Mr. Byrnes’ performance, he does indeed come off as presidential...It does a fine job at not only capturing a period in history that has long since passed, but at eloquently showing the audience how some aspects of American politics never really changed."
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October 30th, 2018

"Though 'Give ’Em Hell, Harry!' was written more than 40 years ago and toured back then with James Whitmore in the title role of President Harry S Truman, the play sounds to 2018 ears to have been written last week as a reproach to the current holder of that job. And all without mentioning his name...What gives his production its sharp edge is Truman’s warnings about the potential for abuse of power and publicity that he saw in the highest offices of the land."
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