You Caught Me Dancing

It all begins tomorrow!

You Caught Me Dancing Opens in Preview on June 2 with Opening Night Friday June 3rd! You won’t want to miss this wonderfully funny and poignant look at a lifetime spent in service to the Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) family as seen through the eyes of a strong woman who knew the man and his family as well as anyone alive. Award-winning director John Contini once again brings his unique vision to the stage at Bluff City Theater along with Erin Kelley as Katy Leary.  We’re so sure this play will be a hit that we booked a full 12…

You Caught Me Dancing

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You Caught Me Dancing is the perfect choice! You Caught Me Dancing, the heart-warming story of a lifetime spent alongside Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) and his family opens in preview on Thursday, June 2nd.  For 30 years, Katy Leary served and travelled with the family, sharing the triumphs and tragedies of America’s First Family of Letters. In You Caught Me Dancing, playwright Bernard Sabath has captured the story of Mark Twain through the unique insights of one of the few people fortunate enough to know the man and his family on an intimate level for three decades. Set in the Clemens…

The Final Four Begins Tonight!

This is it-your final four performances of Win Wells’ award-play Gertrude Stein and a Companion! Laura Ackermann and Susie Wall star in this remarkable production, directed by 2015 St. Louis Theater Circle Outstanding Winner John Contini.  Seamlessly moving through time and space, the play examines the complex relationship between two of the greatest Women of Letters America has ever produced.  At heart, a love story, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas forged a partnership that influenced modern art and literature for generations. In their salon at 27 Rue du Fleurus, together with brother Leo, they assembled one of the greatest…

It’s The Final Four!

We’re down to final four performances of Gertrude Stein and a Companion.  Audiences are raving about this moving and poetic production by John Contini and starring Laura Ackermann and Susie Wall.  Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever. Share the magic by booking your seats today!  Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets cost just $25 each or buy a 4-ticket Flex-Pass good for any combination of 4 tickets that can be used for any combination of 4 tickets to any 2016 production at Bluff City Theater. Book online or…

Opening Tonight-Gertrude Stein and a Companion

Don’t Miss This Remarkable Production! Last night’s preview audience was treated to one of the most beautiful productions we have ever presented at Bluff City Theater.  Performed on a mostly bare stage, Gertrude Stein and a Companion glides seamlessly back and forth through time using only pictures, props and language to transport the audience to a different time and place.  The poetic prose of Win Well’s award-winning script is mesmerizing in the hands of Director John Contini and veteran actors Laura Ackermann and Susie Wall. Tickets are still available for this production but only seven performances remain-tonight at 7:30, tomorrow at 2:00…

Hurry- Preview Tonight. Opens Tomorrow!

Veteran St. Louis Actors Headline Gertrude Stein and a Companion! Award-winning director John Contini will bring his vision to Bluff City Theater beginning tomorrow when the curtain rises on Win Well’s masterpiece.  Winner of Best Play when it premiered at the Edinburgh Festival, Gertrude Stein and a Companion went on to win multiple awards around the globe. Spanning 60 years, the play examines the complex relationship between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas and the unending parade of literary and artistic luminaries that came through their lives and salon at 27 Rue de Fleurus.  Widely recognized as one of the most successful literary partnerships…

It’s Voting Day! Gertrude Stein for President!

Why is it that in this epoch the only real literary thinking has been done by a woman? -Gertrude Stein   Today is primary day in Missouri and we proclaim Friday Gertrude Stein Day!  Discover the genius that was Gertrude Stein in Bluff City Theater’s production of Gertrude Stein and a Companion,  second in our series of plays built around strong women characters.  Directed by John Contini and starring Laura Ackermann as Gertrude and Susie Wall as Alice, Gertrude Stein and a Companion examines the literary partnership of two women who shaped an entire generation of literary thinking.  Stein was a…

If you see only one play at BCT this year, make it this one…

It is very difficult now that everybody is accustomed to everything to give some idea of the kind of uneasiness one felt when one first looked at all these pictures on these walls. In those days there were pictures of all kinds there, the time had not yet come when there were only Cezannes, Renoirs, Matisses and Picassos, nor as it was even later only Cezannes and Picassos. At that time there was a great deal of Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, Cezanne but there were also a great many other things. There were two Gauguins, there were Manguins, there was a…

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New Acting Classes Starting Soon for Teens and Adults

Bluff City Theater Academy is pleased to announce two new programs starting soon for the budding performer in all of us. Starting Thursday March 24, 6:30-8p.m. Improv Acting for Teens 6 weeks for $80 Have you ever felt uncomfortable speaking in public?  Do you feel self-conscious when called upon to present or lead a discussion?  Are you nervous on stage?  Improv Acting For Teens is the cure!  You’ll learn to think on your feet, to get past self-consciousness and to work collaboratively with other actors to create funny, emotional and serious situations with little or no preparation. Adult Acting classes…

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