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Starring Ed Asner


January 13, 2018


Audiences are raving about Ed Asner’s new one-man comedic performance of A Man and His Prostate, and it’s coming to Hannibal, Missouri for one performance only on Saturday, January 13th.

Best known for his seven Emmy wins as Lou Grant, first on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and later in the dramatic series Lou Grant, Asner is a comedic genius. Written by his longtime friend and collaborator, Ed Weinberger, A Man and His Prostate is a hilarious look at a decidedly unfunny situation.

Bluff City Theater, in concert with The Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, is pleased to bring this nationally-touring show to America’s Hometown.

“This is a seriously funny show based on a serious subject. Ed Asner makes A Man and His Prostate gut-bustingly funny”
Late-Nite in New York

“Asner’s appearance is a delightfully thrilling opportunity to experience his considerable talents. He lands every joke with monumental comic timing. In part a public service announcement for men to get prostate exams. A Man and His Prostate is totally entertaining due to its superior writing and Ed Asner’s great star performance.”
Theater Scene, Daryl Reilly

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Starring Ed Asner


January 13, 2018


Audiences are raving about Ed Asner’s new one-man comedic performance of A Man and His Prostate, and it’s coming to Hannibal, Missouri for one performance only on Saturday, January 13th.

Best known for his seven Emmy wins as Lou Grant, first on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and later in the dramatic series Lou Grant, Asner is a comedic genius. Written by his longtime friend and collaborator, Ed Weinberger, A Man and His Prostate is a hilarious look at a decidedly unfunny situation.

Bluff City Theater, in concert with The Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, is pleased to bring this nationally-touring show to America’s Hometown.


Starring Ed Asner


January 13, 2018


Audiences are raving about Ed Asner’s new one-man comedic performance of A Man and His Prostate, and it’s coming to Hannibal, Missouri for one performance only on Saturday, January 13th.

Best known for his seven Emmy wins as Lou Grant, first on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and later in the dramatic series Lou Grant, Asner is a comedic genius. Written by his longtime friend and collaborator, Ed Weinberger, A Man and His Prostate is a hilarious look at a decidedly unfunny situation.

Bluff City Theater, in concert with The Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, is pleased to bring this nationally-touring show to America’s Hometown.

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The Sunset Limited

The Sunset Limited

The Sunset Limited


February 15-24, 2018


Directed by Alex Freeman



Black is a former convict who became an evangelical Christian in prison. White is a university professor and an atheist. One morning, White decides to end his life by jumping in front of a train- The Sunset Limited. Black, in the right (or wrong) place at the right time, saves his life. Feeling responsible for him, Black takes White back to his tenement in Harlem, where the men engage in a spirited discussion about life, religion and the rights of man. Best known for his novel “No Place for Old Men” which became an Academy-Award-winning film. Cormac McCarthy is one of America’s most prolific and significant authors. The Sunset Limited was adapted into an HBO film starring Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson.


February 15-24, 2018


Directed by Alex Freeman



Black is a former convict who became an evangelical Christian in prison. White is a university professor and an atheist. One morning, White decides to end his life by jumping in front of a train- The Sunset Limited. Black, in the right (or wrong) place at the right time, saves his life. Feeling responsible for him, Black takes White back to his tenement in Harlem, where the men engage in a spirited discussion about life, religion and the rights of man. Best known for his novel “No Place for Old Men” which became an Academy-Award-winning film. Cormac McCarthy is one of America’s most prolific and significant authors. The Sunset Limited was adapted into an HBO film starring Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson.


February 15-24, 2018


Directed by Alex Freeman



Black is a former convict who became an evangelical Christian in prison. White is a university professor and an atheist. One morning, White decides to end his life by jumping in front of a train- The Sunset Limited. Black, in the right (or wrong) place at the right time, saves his life. Feeling responsible for him, Black takes White back to his tenement in Harlem, where the men engage in a spirited discussion about life, religion and the rights of man. Best known for his novel “No Place for Old Men” which became an Academy-Award-winning film. Cormac McCarthy is one of America’s most prolific and significant authors. The Sunset Limited was adapted into an HBO film starring Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson.

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Becoming Dr. Ruth

Becoming Dr. Ruth

Becoming Dr. Ruth


March 22-March 31, 2018

While everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the famous sex therapist, few know her full story. From fleeing the Nazi’s as part of the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Israel as a sniper, to coming to America as a single mother, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a story of struggle, honesty and faith in oneself. Bluff City Theater audiences will know Mark St. Germain as the author of 2016’s breakaway hit Best of Enemies. This production stars Susie Wall, last seen at Bluff City Theater as Alice B. Toklas in Gertrude Stein and a Companion in a role she made her own at The New Jewish Theater in St. Louis.


March 22-March 31, 2018

While everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the famous sex therapist, few know her full story. From fleeing the Nazi’s as part of the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Israel as a sniper, to coming to America as a single mother, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a story of struggle, honesty and faith in oneself. Bluff City Theater audiences will know Mark St. Germain as the author of 2016’s breakaway hit Best of Enemies. This production stars Susie Wall, last seen at Bluff City Theater as Alice B. Toklas in Gertrude Stein and a Companion in a role she made her own at The New Jewish Theater in St. Louis.


March 22-March 31, 2018

While everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the famous sex therapist, few know her full story. From fleeing the Nazi’s as part of the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Israel as a sniper, to coming to America as a single mother, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a story of struggle, honesty and faith in oneself. Bluff City Theater audiences will know Mark St. Germain as the author of 2016’s breakaway hit Best of Enemies. This production stars Susie Wall, last seen at Bluff City Theater as Alice B. Toklas in Gertrude Stein and a Companion in a role she made her own at The New Jewish Theater in St. Louis.

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My Name is Asher Lev

My Name is Asher Lev

My Name is Asher Lev


May 24-Jun 2, 2018


Directed by Jennifer Stewart



Set in the 1950’s, this is the story of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist.


May 24-Jun 2, 2018


Directed by Jennifer Stewart



Set in the 1950’s, this is the story of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist.


May 24-Jun 2, 2018


Directed by Jennifer Stewart



Set in the 1950’s, this is the story of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist.

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Trees Die Standing Tall

Trees Die Standing Tall

Trees Die Standing Tall


Jun 28-Jul 7, 2018


Directed by Sydnie Grosberg Ronga



A comedy in three acts, this is the story of one woman’s faith in her grandson, even while facing the undeniable. Alejandro Casona was a Spanish-Argentinian playwright, considered one of the major talents of his era. This production was originally staged by our sister theater, Talk is Free Theater in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. While playing, in many ways, like a traditional British farce, Trees Die Standing Tall is a clever and funny narrative that belies its structure to explore themes and ideas that will stay with you long after you leave the theater.


Jun 28-Jul 7, 2018


Directed by Sydnie Grosberg Ronga



A comedy in three acts, this is the story of one woman’s faith in her grandson, even while facing the undeniable. Alejandro Casona was a Spanish-Argentinian playwright, considered one of the major talents of his era. This production was originally staged by our sister theater, Talk is Free Theater in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. While playing, in many ways, like a traditional British farce, Trees Die Standing Tall is a clever and funny narrative that belies its structure to explore themes and ideas that will stay with you long after you leave the theater.


Jun 28-Jul 7, 2018


Directed by Sydnie Grosberg Ronga



A comedy in three acts, this is the story of one woman’s faith in her grandson, even while facing the undeniable. Alejandro Casona was a Spanish-Argentinian playwright, considered one of the major talents of his era. This production was originally staged by our sister theater, Talk is Free Theater in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. While playing, in many ways, like a traditional British farce, Trees Die Standing Tall is a clever and funny narrative that belies its structure to explore themes and ideas that will stay with you long after you leave the theater.

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The Cotton Patch Gospel

The Cotton Patch Gospel

The Cotton Patch Gospel


July 26-Aug 4, 2018


Directed by Alan Knoll



This "Greatest Story Ever Retold" is presented in a setting of rural Georgia with country music songs, the final and perhaps best work of Harry Chapin. As the Gospel begins, they sing that "Somethin's a-brewin' in Gainesville." Herod is the mayor of Atlanta and, inevitably, Christ is lynched by local thugs only to rise again. This is a spirited and rocking musical production featuring a bluegrass orchestra and supported by the BCT Young Company. The Cotton Patch Gospel will be performed environmentally.


July 26-Aug 4, 2018


Directed by Alan Knoll



This "Greatest Story Ever Retold" is presented in a setting of rural Georgia with country music songs, the final and perhaps best work of Harry Chapin. As the Gospel begins, they sing that "Somethin's a-brewin' in Gainesville." Herod is the mayor of Atlanta and, inevitably, Christ is lynched by local thugs only to rise again. This is a spirited and rocking musical production featuring a bluegrass orchestra and supported by the BCT Young Company. The Cotton Patch Gospel will be performed environmentally.


July 26-Aug 4, 2018


Directed by Alan Knoll



This "Greatest Story Ever Retold" is presented in a setting of rural Georgia with country music songs, the final and perhaps best work of Harry Chapin. As the Gospel begins, they sing that "Somethin's a-brewin' in Gainesville." Herod is the mayor of Atlanta and, inevitably, Christ is lynched by local thugs only to rise again. This is a spirited and rocking musical production featuring a bluegrass orchestra and supported by the BCT Young Company. The Cotton Patch Gospel will be performed environmentally.

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Faith…What we hold in the absence of proof. We are dedicating our 2018 Season to an examination of “Faith”. Each of us holds a system of beliefs that guide our lives-our decisions, our values, our relationships and our self-esteem. The 2018 season features five plays by five very different authors that highlight how faith has impacted the lives of the characters. Traditional faith in a higher power, or not, faith in oneself and the future, faith and its impact on families, faith in others and finally, the ultimate faith story updated to modern times. We’ve chosen 2 dramas, a farce, a historical biopic and a musical that you’re sure to find entertaining and out of the ordinary- hallmarks of the Bluff City Theater style. Our season runs from February to August 2018 and you can buy all 5 shows for a limited time for just $99!