Book Now for Gertrude Stein and a Companion

I always wanted to be historical, from almost a baby on, I felt that way about it, and Carl was one of the earliest ones that made me be certain that I was going to be. When I was around fourteen I used to love to say to myself those awful lines of George Eliot, May I be one of those im- mortal something or other, I haven’t the poem here and although I knew then how it went I do not now, and then later when they used to ask me when I was going back to America, not…

Coming Soon-Gertrude Stein and a Companion

Gertrude Stein currently is not merely a legend, but also a whole folklore, a subject for an epic poem…* *Carl Von Vechten Before Gloria Steinam,  two American women blazed a trail for feminism as the Grand Dames of the Avant-Garde artistic movement from their salon in Paris.  For more than 30 years, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas welcomed a never-ending parade of luminaries, GI’s and ordinary citizens to their home including Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, Paul Cezanne and Henri Matisse. In Gertrude Stein and a Companion, playwright Win Wells has captured the essence of this collaboration in a witty and poignant script…

Award-Winning St. Louis Director Brings Award-Winning Play to Bluff City Theater

John Contini will direct Win Wells’ award-winning play Gertrude Stein and a Companion at Bluff City Theater from March 18th-26th, 2016.    Gertrude Stein and a Companion won Best Play when it debuted at the Edinburgh Festival and went on to win numerous awards before being made into a TV movie in 1989. Recently nominated as Outstanding Director for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the St. Louis Actors’ Studio in 2015, this is Contini’s directing debut for Bluff City Theater.  After starring in BCT’s 2015 productions of The Heiress and Lionel Bart’s Oliver! he now adds directing to his credits with…

Who Was Gertrude Stein?

Find out when we present Gertrude Stein and a Companion March 18th-26th at Bluff City Theater Although they both grew up in California Stein and Alice B. Toklas met in Paris in 1907 where they presided, together, over their salon at 27 Rue de Fleurus for the next three decades.  Countless luminaries of the time passed through their home.  Pablo Picasso was so enamored of Stein, he painted three portraits of her at various stages of her life. Although Stein was a prolific writer, her work was considered too esoteric and spare for readers- a style she shared with James Joyce…

THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS-Tickets on Sale Now!!

Meet the Lady with 60 Million Readers! For 56 years, Ann Landers dispensed wit and wisdom to readers all over the world.  A confidante of presidents and popes and the author of nine best-selling books, Esther (Eppie) Lederer was arguably one of the most influential people on the planet.  Yet, faced with a crisis in her own life, Landers struggled to find the answers. In this wonderfully biopic play based on the life and letters of Ann Landers, author David Rambo brings to the stage one of the 20th century’s most iconic figures.  Directed by Lenny Bart and starring Tricia Bart as…

BCT Academy Showcase-Saturday 12 Noon!

Our first BCT Academy Showcase will be presented this Saturday in the auditorium at Bluff City Theater.  Come on out and see what the students have been working on this semester.  There is no admission charge but seating is limited so please come early. BCT Academy teaches young people how to perform on stage.  This week’s showcase features students from our Acting and Singing for the Stage Classes.  If you’re interested in joining our next class, find more details here.https://bluffcitytheater.com/theater-arts-academy/ What: BCT Academy Showcase When: Saturday, January 30 at Noon Where: Bluff City Theater 212 Broadway Hannibal MO  

The Lady With All The Answers

Time is slippin’, slippin’…….

The Lady With All The Answers Opens in just over 8 weeks.  Have you bought your subscription yet? Our pre-season subscription offer of just $99 for all five plays expires December 31st. If you haven’t subscribed yet, there’s still time to save, but time is slippin’ away.  Click here to reserve your 2016 Season Subscription before the end of the month and lock in savings.  It’s like getting one play FREE! You don’t want to miss Lenny Bart’s directing debut at Bluff City Theater coming this February.  The Lady With All The Answers is a witty look at the life and…

BCT's Resident Artist Cochise Anderson

Bluff City Theater Artists in the Classroom Series

Bluff City Theater kicked off its “Artists in the Classroom” series with performances at three area schools this week. Artists in the Classroom is one of a series of ongoing youth outreach programs. Bluff City Theater is committed to youth as part of its Performing Arts Incubation Initiative, introducing the next generation of young people to the magic and power of the performing arts.

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