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Why you should come to Michael Moore's ‘Terms of My Surrender'


Don’t be misled by the title of Michael Moore’s “The Terms of My Surrender,” an engaging solo selective memoir marking his Broadway debut.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker, best-selling author and career button-pusher waves no white flags and doesn’t talk about giving in.

Nor does he spend all of his time bemoaning President Donald Trump and the sorry state of the nation.

Sure, there’s Trump-bashing. But at its heart the show is about delivering an urgent, if familiar, message: Everyone must get involved in social and political issues, because one person can work wonders.

Moore, 63, is living proof.

He has been since he was 17 and gave a speech that had national repercussions. If you haven’t read Moore’s autobiography “Here Comes Trouble,” that’ll be an awakening.

Moore, a kid from Flint, Michigan, didn’t set out to be a teenaged changemaker. He was just buying snacks — he loved Ruffles, the potato chips famous for ridges. He spied a sign for a speech contest posted near the vending machine. He won the competition, made national news and changed the Elks Club’s discriminatory membership rules.

Lesson: Ruffles have riches.

So does “Surrender,” which runs about 100 minutes and has a casual, semi-scripted tone.

Read more at NYDailyNews

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