Final Three Performances-Unfinished:The Last Fireside Chat!

If you haven’t seen Bluff City Theater’s new production yet, there is still time!  Shows run tonight, Friday, at 7:30 p.m. and again tomorrow. Saturday February 28th at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. Audiences have been talking about the tremendous performance of Clark A. Cruikshank as Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Using Roosevelt’s own words, Cruikshank explores FDR’s relationship with the American people and with Margaret (Daisy) Stuckley, his personal assistant and future curator of his presidential library at Hyde Park.  The only man to be elected to the nation’s highest office 4 times, the 32nd President led the country through some of…

Unfinished:The Last Fireside Chat Audience Comments

Bluff City Theater’s second play of the 2015 Season opened last night to enthusiastic audience response.  Written by and starring Clark A. Cruikshank as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Rachael Bradney Rice as Margaret (Daisy) Suckley, the play explores the life and legacy of America’s 32nd president. Here’s what audiences are saying: The show truly is amazing..it’s awesome to watch a show in such an intimate setting with such a truly, beyond talented cast that BECOME the characters they are portraying. The venue is the size that makes you forget you’re simply “watching a play”…it gives you the perception that you…

Lionel Bart's Oliver

Calling All Talented Kids! (Please share)

Seeking children 7-17 who like to perform Bluff City Theater is inviting talented children and youth to try out for a role in our upcoming summer production of Oliver!  Auditions will be held in the theater at 212 Broadway on Wednesday, March 11th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. but you need to register first by clicking here. There are a number of roles for children and youth including the leads for Oliver and The Artful Dodger plus supporting roles as workhouse children or gang members. Auditions are gender-neutral (leads can be cast as either boys or girls).  All we’re…

Farmers and Merchants Bank Hannibal

Here’s a Great Way to Introduce Friends and Family to BCT!

Many of you have been calling the box office to enquire about extra tickets for friends and family.  We’re thrilled that you like us enough to recommend our shows!  Thank you. But here’s a way you can always be ready for that extra guest- Pick up a Flex-Pass or two and keep it handy.  Flex-Passes can be used in any combination of four tickets for any performance in our 2015 schedule.  That means one extra ticket for four shows, two for two shows or one and three or all four at the same time…you get the picture! And, you save…

Clark A Cruikshank Brings FDR to Life in a New Play

Unfinished:The Last Fireside Chat opens at Bluff City Theater this Friday in World Premiere.  We commissioned this play as part of our WWII-themed Winter Season.  I’ve been sitting in on rehearsals and am pleased with how it is developing.  Introducing a new play is very different from remounting an old one.  Everything about the play is new-from the set design to where and how the actors are placed on the stage, the blocking, the props, the lighting plan and of course what dialogue makes it into the performance, and what gets cut.  Mounting a new play is a massive undertaking,…

Bluff City Theater: Breaking News!

Unfinished: The Last Fireside Chat opens in just a little over a week.  This intimate portrait of the 32nd president is set in The Little White House, Roosevelt’s summer retreat in Warm Springs, Georgia.  In a new play specially commissioned for BCT’s WWII series, Clark A Cruikshank explores the life and career of one of the greatest Americans of our era through his relationship with the nation and with his personal assistant, Margaret (Daisy) Suckey.  Through Roosevelt’s own words, Unfinished explores the recurring themes that inspired a nation through the Great Depression and the darkest days of WWII. Unfinished:The Last…

Unfinished:The Last Fireside Chat Opening Soon!

A Democratic President, an opposing Congress, economic hardship, income and wealth disparity, unpopular foreign wars and a country tired of policing the world…this was the America that Franklin Delano Roosevelt inherited. Clark A. Cruikshank brings his new introspective work to the stage in the world-premiere production of Unfinished:The Last Fireside Chat.  Against great odds and opposition, Roosevelt persevered-first to wrench the country out of The Great Depression and then to join the Allied effort to defeat the tyranny of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.  This play explores the man and the politician through his relationship with the nation and with…

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