Our Season Opens With a Story About The First American Hero…

The Interrogation of Nathan Hale by Captain John Montresor Of HRM Expeditionary Force This powerful story is set in the tent of Captain John Montresor, an Engineer in the British Army who carried 21-year-old Nathan Hale’s dying declaration letter to his family under a flag of truce.  Because of this, we know a lot about the young man who became the first to be executed as a spy in the service of America.  In the hours leading up to his death, Montresor interviewed Hale as a means of trying to understand the motivations of those who would seek independence from…

The Interrogation of Nathan Hale Leads Off a Stellar New Season in Hannibal!

Reprinted from Hannibal Magazine-March 2019 “I am so satisfied with the cause in which I have engaged that my only regret is that I have not more lives than one to offer in its service.” It is reportedly with these words that 21-year-old Nathan Hale went to the gallows as the first American spy to die in the service of this new country. A Captain in the Connecticut militia, Hale responded to a call from General Washington for someone to go behind enemy lines on Long Island and report on enemy plans. He was the only volunteer. Within days, he…

“The music we play on long car rides…”

  With over 27 albums and 3 Grammys, no one knows how to communicate with kids better than Tom Chapin. Tom’s music is targeted to kids from 3-13 and delivers a combination of catchy tunes, clever lyrics and lots of action.  The kids in your life are going to have an experience they will never forget! Tom Chapin’s Family Concert is this Saturday February 9th at 1 p.m. at HLG University (2700 Palmyra Road in Hannibal).  Doors open at 12:30 and tickets are still available. General admission is $25 for adults and $12 for kids.  Buy online at www.eventshannibal.com or…

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. …

Auditions at Bluff City Theater this weekend! Don’t miss your chance!

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…

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