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Television and movie star Ed Asner will perform his one-man show, “FDR,” on Saturday, June 29, at his former high school in Wyandotte County.
Asner, a 1947 graduate of Wyandotte High School, is best known for his role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The seven-time Emmy Award winner has worked in television, film and Broadway for the past 60 years.
“Once again Mr. Asner has come through for his hometown,” said Wendell Maddox, president-CEO of United Way of Wyandotte County. ”He has been amazing as the honorary chairman of our United Way Campaign in giving of his time and resources. We will forever be indebted to him for the kindness and caring he has shown for Wyandotte County.”
Asner served as the 2012 United Way of Wyandotte County honorary campaign chair and is using this performance to raise funds and awareness for the organization. The presenting sponsor of the event is the GM Fairfax Plant and Kansas City Area Chevy Dealers. Additional sponsors are Wyandot Inc., The University of Kansas Hospital, Douglas M Greenwald, Heathwood Oil Co., Inc., Board of Public Utilities, Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools, Kansas Gas Service, IBEW Local 53, Nebraska Furniture Mart, David Kendrick and the Hilton Garden Inn.
“FDR” explores the life of one of America's best-loved presidents and the events that shaped a nation. This powerful play follows the legendary president as he reflects on his years in office, from inauguration to the trials of World War II. The play has been touring throughout America.
Tickets are $15 to see Asner’s return to the Wyandotte High stage at 7 p.m. June 29 for the 95-minute performance making the one-night-only performance accessible to both Wyandotte County residents and metro-wide fans looking for a unique and affordable theater experience. Seats are currently available in the 1,200-capacity auditorium. The high school, built in 1937 during FDR’s presidency, is currently celebrating its 75th year in the majestic building located at 2501 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
Ticket and sponsorship information is available at www.unitedway-wyco.org. Contact Howie Olson at 913-371-3674 ext. 1311 or via email at email@example.com about sponsorship and VIP packages.