Bluff City Theater Presents Ed Asner in A Man and His Prostate
One Day Only- Saturday January 13th, 2018 7:30 p.m.
Ed Asner has a long and storied career on television and on film with 20 Emmy nominations and 7 wins. Best known for his portrayal of Lou Grant, he is the only person to have played the same role in both a comedy (The Mary Tyler Moore Show) and a drama (The Lou Grant Show). Now you can see him live, in person, on stage right here in Hannibal, Missouri. At 88 years of age, Ed Asner shows no sign of slowing down while he tours his hilarious one-man staged reading of a play by his long-time friend and collaborator Ed Weinberg called A Man and His Prostate.
Based on a real-life experience, A Man and His Prostate tells the story of a man who develops the signs of prostate cancer while on holiday in Italy. Hampered by language and health, Asner’s character encounters a string of situations and circumstances that translate into side-splitting anecdotes delivered with the masterful comedic timing that is Ed Asner’s hallmark. But it’s not just a comedy, as A Man and His Prostate also shines a light on one of the leading causes of death among American men. A Man and His Prostate is described as a seriously funny play about a seriously unfunny situation.
That’s one of the reasons that Hannibal Regional Healthcare System has signed on as a sponsor of this production. Men’s health is a growing focus of healthcare providers and Hannibal Regional hopes that this play will help local men (and their partners) recognize the signs of prostate problems and take steps to get checked out.
A Man and His Prostate has been touring the country for more than a year and Hannibal is the only Missouri stop on the calendar. Critics and audiences alike have given the show rave reviews. For audiences in Missouri, this may be their only chance to see one of the greatest names from the Golden Era of American television.
Tickets are on sale now and range from $25 to $45 each. Purchase online or call the Bluff City Theater box office at 573-719-3226. Seating is limited and reserved. Good seats are going fast so be sure to book yours today. A Man and His Prostate makes for a great weekend escape in Historic Hannibal. It’s the perfect gift for a special person in your life this Holiday Season!
Bluff City Theater is Northeast Missouri’s only professional theater. Located in the world-famous historic city of Hannibal, we feature plays that are based in literature. A Man and His Prostate is a special presentation and will be performed in the Hannibal High School auditorium, 4500 McMasters Avenue, just 90 minutes from St. Louis or Springfield Il.
A Man and His Prostate is made possible in part through a generous donation from