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  • Graham Shelby - The Man on TV on Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 8:00 PM, MeX Theater
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  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Friday, October 27th @ 8:00 PM
  • Ages: Mature content
  • Price: Tickets are $15.00 || Student tickets are $10.00 - available at the box office with ID
  • Running Time: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System
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The Kentucky Center presents
Graham Shelby - The Man on TV

with special guest Shakespeare with Veterans

“Graham’s stories are epic, beautiful.”
- Jenifer Hixson, Peabody Award-winning producer, The Moth Radio Hour

“Powerful and unforgettable.”
– David Green, history instructor, North Oldham (Ky) High School and Bellarmine University

“Funny, compelling, devastating, and wonderful. Our patrons thoroughly enjoyed THE MAN ON TV.”
– Rachel Smith, Louisville Free Public Library

“Every veteran should see THE MAN ON TV. Graham’s story demonstrates how our children feel the impact of war, and how they still love us and want to help us find peace.”
– Retired U.S. Army Col. Fred Johnson, combat veteran and 4-time recipient of the Bronze Star

Graham Shelby has spent more than 20 years performing stories for audiences of all ages in the U.S. and abroad. His most powerful performance to date is his one-man show, THE MAN ON TV, which tells the story of Graham’s relationship with his birth father, a man Graham laid eyes on for the first time when his father appeared on the CBS Evening News.

Jimmy Godwin was a former U.S. Army Green Beret who described his postwar struggles to American TV viewers and inspired Graham to begin a 25-year journey to track down, meet and ultimately make peace with his father, who died in 2008.

THE MAN ON TV uses video, music, images and more to explore the intersection between American history and one family’s history and to help veterans and civilians connect through storytelling.


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