The Greatest Lesson in History Retold

A wise man once said that he who fails to remember history is deemed to repeat it… And that’s the core message in Bluff City Theater’s final play in a 2018 Season dedicated to the theme of Faith.  The Cotton Patch Gospel by Tom Key and Russell Treyz, with music by Harry Chapin, is based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan.  A modern-day retelling of the life of Jesus, the story set in rural Georgia portrays the governor of the state as Herod.  To understand why Jordan felt he needed to update…

Who is Asher Lev? An Exclusive Interview with Drew Pannebecker

An Exclusive Interview with the Star of My Name is Asher Lev: Drew Pannebecker Last weekend, My Name is Asher Lev opened here at Bluff City Theater. Audience members have been leaving night after night with nothing but wonderful things to say. I sat down with the star of the production, Drew Pannebecker, to talk about his role and his contributions to the production. Drew is a native of the St. Louis Area and holds his MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre from Dell’Arte International in Blue Lake, CA. He appeared in Wonderland, The Violet Hour, the Shakespeare Festival Educational Tour, and…

A FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!

Dinner & A Show Facebook Giveaway Are you in desperate need of a night out? Well, we have just the fix for that! How about a night out in Downtown Hannibal. We are donating two tickets to any of our professionally run shows in the 2018 season and LaBinnah Bistro is donating a $50 gift certificate. This combination would make a perfect date night and it could be yours for FREE! All you have to do is log on to Facebook, and find our most recent post. Once you get there you need to: 1. LIKE Bluff City Theater and…

My Name is Asher Lev: An Exclusive Look into rehearsal!

An Exclusive Interview with My Name is Asher Lev’s Director: Sydnie Grosberg Ronga By Camden Scifres, Summer Intern   As My Name is Asher Lev draws closer to opening, the more excited I am. I had the pleasure of sitting in on a rehearsal run of the show the other day and in that rehearsal  I saw three captivating actors take on several roles together as they told a beautifully triumphant story of an artist. After the run, I was so moved that I had the urge to conduct an interview with the show’s director Sydnie Grosberg Ronga about some of…

Auditions this weekend! It’s not too late to sign up!

Audition Notice: Non-Professional Featured & Ensemble Roles in Cotton Patch Gospel and Trees Die Standing Tall at Bluff City Theater Bluff City Theater will be presenting two shows this summer, Trees Die Standing Tall and Cotton Patch Gospel.  These are Equity professional productions and all starring roles have been cast.  We are seeking talented individuals to fill two remaining featured roles in the cast of Trees Die Standing Tall and eighteen ensemble roles in Cotton Patch Gospel.  This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience working with professional directors and cast members. Some acting experience is preferred, but not compulsory. …

Hear John Contini and Erick Lindsey Live on KHMO this morning at 8:25

The Sunset Limited Opens in Preview next Thursday, February 15th Catch John Contini and Erick Lindsey this morning on Talk Radio 1070 KHMO as they discuss their upcoming production of The Sunset Limited with Harold Smith.  Written by Cormac McCarthy, one of America’s greatest living novelists, The Sunset Limited is an intriguing and often funny look at life, death and the existence of God.  Set in a tenement in Harlem, Black has just prevented White from killing himself by jumping in front of a train.  Now, he tries desperately to convince his unwilling guest that death is not the answer…

The Sunset Limited begins on February 15th but there’s still time to subscribe!

The questioner wants to know the truth- the doubter wants to be told there ain’t no such thing… Bluff City Theater kicks off its fourth season with Cormac McCarthy’s intelligent and funny exploration of faith, The Sunset Limited.  Bluff City Theater veteran actor John Contini returns as “White” a university professor and atheist who decides to end his life on his birthday by jumping in front of a train.  A newcomer to our stage, Erick Lindsey is “Black”, a convicted felon who became an evangelical Christian while in prison and devotes his life to helping others in need.  He stops…

Beat The January Blues-Ed Asner Brings His Comedy to Hannibal!

Saturday January 13th One Show Only at Hannibal High School 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25, $30, $40 and $45  Good seats still available in all price ranges.  Audiences are raving about this show from coast-to-coast and you can find out why for yourself when you become part of the audience for this very special presentation by Bluff City Theater.  There’s no better way to beat the January Blues than by spending an evening laughing along with the great Ed Asner. Watch the video, then book your seats for the comedy event of the season in Hannibal.  Seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed…

Counting Down The Days…

Ed Asner arrives in Hannibal January 13th!  Do you have your tickets yet?You don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catch one of TV’s greatest comics on stage right here in Hannibal.  Based on the true story of a man who discovers his inner self (in more ways than one!), A Man and His Prostate is a hilarious comedy by Emmy-Award-Winning playwright Ed Weinberger. The show has been touring the US for the past year and this is the only Missouri stop on the tour.  Described as a public service disguised as a comedy, the combination of Asner’s masterful…

A Man and His Prostate Tickets Make a Great Gift!

Surprise someone on your list with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet Ed Asner up close and personal! Seven-time Emmy winner Ed Asner is bringing his one-man comedic play reading to Hannibal and you or your loved ones can be part of the audience.  Tickets are selling fast but good seats are still available. Tell us it’s a gift and we’ll make sure you have your tickets in plenty of time to put them under the tree! A Man and His Prostate, written by Asner’s longtime friend and collaborator Ed Weinstein, is the true story of one man’s discovery of his…

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