Heritage Center to Present "President Harry Truman: A Grandson’s Portrait"

Feb 26, 2021 | University Relations staff

University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues its Spring 2021 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with a livestream performance of President Harry Truman: A Grandson’s Portrait at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021.

President Harry Truman: A Grandson’s Portrait is a one-hour play/lecture where President Truman’s grandson Clifton Truman Daniel portrays his grandfather and himself, stepping in and out of character to create a portrait of his life and career from a family perspective. Source material includes President Truman’s memoirs and letters as well as family stories and books by Clifton’s late mother, Margaret Truman. President Harry Truman: A Grandson’s Portrait remembers a man who regarded the highest office in the land as second only to that of the American citizen.

Daniel is the oldest grandson of Harry and Bess Truman and son of singer and author Margaret Truman and former New York Times Managing Editor E. Clifton Daniel Jr. While working as a journalist in Wilmington, North Carolina, Daniel appeared in more than a dozen productions with Opera House Theatre Company including Ensign Pulver in Mr. Roberts, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, Randle P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Antonio Salieri in Amadeus. Daniel, also a lecturer and author, 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.

Livestream tickets for President Harry Truman: A Grandson’s Portrait are free for UD students and $15 in advance and $20 day of show for all others. Tickets can be purchased from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennet Street; by phone at 563.585.7469(SHOW); or online at www.dbq.edu/HeritageCenter. Paid livestream events include the option of 48 hours of “on demand” access following the scheduled performance times.

This presentation and associated free UD student admission are made possible, in part, by the William P Woodward Visiting Artist-in-Residence Endowment.

A Livestream Subscription bundle of $49 is available for all five paid livestreams this season – a 25 percent discount. The first livestream is Monday, March 8, 2021. Visit www.dbq.edu/HeritageCenter for more information about the livestreams this season.