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MR. U.S. GRANT: A MAN AND A PATRIOT
Dan Haughey, Black Hawk College Speech-Theatre Professor emeritus and professional actor
from the Quad Cities, will present his one-person show on Ulysses S. Grant which focuses
on U. S. Grant’s early life, his time as a citizen in Galena, Illinois, and his rise to Civil War fame. The
event celebrates the 201 st birthday of
Ulysses S. Grant, the Union General and two-term 18th President of the United States.
Mr. Haughey (hoy) is a teaching- artist, holds the M. F. A. degree in Playwriting and Play
Production from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and studied acting at the Florida State
University-Asolo Conservatory for Professional Actor Training. At SIU-C, Haughey studied Civil War
History with the late Dr. John Y. Simon, former Executive Director of the Ulysses S. Grant Association, and Historical Drama and Playwriting with Dr. Christian Moe of SIU-C. Among his film and stage credits, Dan has toured MR. U. S. GRANT to schools, museums, and Civil War venues throughout the United States to include the National Park Service, The War Memorial Museum of Virginia, the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, SIU-C Museum, the Old Market House and Grant Museum in Galena, and venues in Chicago. He recently performed his U. S. Grant for the National Park Service in celebration of Grant’s bicentennial birthday at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis and the Jo Daviess/Galena Historical Society.
The late Charles Bracelen Flood, former PEN American President and author of the book Grant and Sherman and the award-winning Lee: The Last Years, has said of Mr. Haughey’s performance: "I felt that it was an original and exceedingly worthwhile portrayal of a much misunderstood, underestimated man. This is fine theatre: this is Grant as he really was."
Enthusiasts of theatre and history will especially enjoy a lively post-show Q & A with the actor-
author, reflecting on Grant’s life and times as President and citizen.
APRIL 15 - ONE SHOW ONLY - 2pm
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