Announcing Hannibal Community Unity Week-July 25-29

Jim’s Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center has joined with Bluff City Theater and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum to kick-off the first ever Hannibal Community Unity Week-July 25-29 Amid mounting racial tension nationally and around the world, our mission is to initiate dialogue about inclusion, diversity and tolerance through a series of citywide activities and events.  We dedicate the week to fostering understanding and respect for basic human rights throughout our community. We believe that prejudice starts with a lack of understanding and that we have far more in common than what divides us. The best way…

IT’S THE FINAL TWO WEEKS OF THE SEASON!

Alice in Wonderland and Best of Enemies Close Out the BCT Season for 2016 All good things come to an end and it will soon be too late to catch Bluff City Theater’s most exciting productions of the year. Alice in Wonderland, performed at the old Federal Building, 600 Broadway pairs our talented Young Company with seasoned professionals in a rollicking musical filled with song, dance and laughter.  Alice returns tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Best of Enemies is a remarkable story of intolerance, self-examination and reconciliation starring an incredibly talented cast…

Early Bird Kiwanis Support BCT YETI Programs

Bluff City Theater is pleased to thank the Hannibal Early Bird Kiwanis Group for their generous support of our 2016 youth outreach and education programs (YETI). Their donation will be matched by Riedel Foundation. If you would like to support our YETI programs such as The Young Company, The Youth Mentorship in Theater Program, BCT Academy, Summer Programs or the innovative partnership Artists in the Classroom,  please contact us to make a donation.  For a limited time, every dollar raised will be matched by the Riedel Foundation. Donate online or email janderson@bluffcitytheater.com for more information on how you can make theater…

Ann Atwater & C.P. Ellis

You’re invited to a Pay-What-U-Can Preview

Tuesday, July 12  7:30 p.m. at 212 Broadway Bluff City Theater makes performances accessible to everyone through our Preview Performances. If you would like to see our exciting production, Best of Enemies, come to the pay-what-you-can preview.  This is your chance to see the same great show we normally charge $25 a ticket for at whatever price you can afford.  We don’t take reservations for previews-it’s first-come, first-served so come early to ensure a seat.  After tomorrow, tickets will cost $25 each or 4/$89. Groups of 10 or more can attend for just $17.50 per ticket.  Go to www.eventshannibal to…

A Story for Our Troubled Times

o When we chose to program Best of Enemies for the 2016 Season, it was in response to the unrest in Ferguson and elsewhere.  We asked, “How is it possible that we are fighting the same battles almost 40 years later?” In 1971, two people from opposite sides of the street, in every possible sense, were thrust together to find a way to implement the Supreme Court’s mandate to desegregate public schools in Durham NC.  Ann Atwater, an outspoken African-American civil rights activist and C.P. Ellis, the Grand Cyclops of the KKK began the process as enemies-intolerant of each other and…

Ann Atwater & C.P. Ellis

The Best Of Enemies NPR Interview

Listen to this NPR interview with the late civil rights activist Ann Atwater recorded in 2005 after the funeral of C.P. Ellis. The Best of Enemies, which closes our 2016 season built around strong female characters is one of the most important and moving theatrical works we’ve ever tackled here at Bluff City Theater. Based on the award-winning book by Osha Gray Davidson with a script by Mark St. Germain, it examines the issue of race relations and intolerance through the prism of a true story set in 1972 Durham,  NC. Never has there been a more opportune time to…

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