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Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 8:00 PM
Author Dan Hornak brings back the “The Duke” in his one-man tribute to the “Life and Legend of John Wayne” at the Historic Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee on Saturday, July 19 at 8:00 pm. The performance is in three acts and reveals Wayne’s life and character in the first person during pivotal points of his career.
 
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“Everyone who knows and remembers John Wayne has a personal opinion of him. When people see this play that opinion will change,” Hornak says. “They will understand him better and they will feel closer to him. That is the goal I have set.” The Jake Thorne persona came from a John Wayne-like character in a 1970’s movie script that was never produced. Hornak says, “It works for me, because that way I don’t get a big head or carried away with myself.” The show isn’t just a living reconstruction of John Wayne’s personality and image, but the idea’s he stood for as well.

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Ramsdell Theatre

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, The Ramsdell has served the Michigan coastal community of Manistee for over a 100 years.

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