Give 'em Hell, Harry!
Closed 1h 30m
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
87

Give 'em Hell, Harry! NYC Reviews and Tickets

87%
(23 Ratings)
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.

Show-Score Member Reviews (23)

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247 Reviews | 61 Followers
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

120 Reviews | 14 Followers
100
Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You need to be reminded that there have been moral leaders in the White House as opposed to what we have now. Terrific one man show.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in history.

435 Reviews | 60 Followers
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)

81 Reviews | 48 Followers
93
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You enjoy learning about History in an entertaining way . You like a small venue

Don't see it if You don’t like small spaces or one man shows . You don’t want learn anything about the past .

87 Reviews | 20 Followers
90
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Riveting

See it if you want an exciting theater experience in an intimate space with one great actor.

Don't see it if you do not care for one-man shows. Read more

68 Reviews | 15 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you want to know more about Harry S. Truman and you love great storytelling and history.

Don't see it if don't know who Harry S. Truman is, don't like solo shows and don't know or want to know anything about US history before 1950.

271 Reviews | 35 Followers
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.

159 Reviews | 20 Followers
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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