Why is it that in this epoch the only real literary thinking has been done by a woman?
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 larger-than-life character who laughed easily, thought dangerously and inspired genius in a wide array of artists and writers. It was Stein who mentored Ernest Hemingway as he grew into one of the greatest authors of modern times. Picasso was so inspired with the woman that he painted her portrait three times in his lifetime. And once America discovered Stein, she was as popular a speaker in her day as Mark Twain was in his.
Gertrude Stein and a Companion is at heart at love story- at times funny, at times painfully poignant. Tickets are on sale now at the box office 573-719-3226 or online at Bluff City Theater. Tickets are just $25 each or a 4-ticket Flex-Pass costs just $89.
Or come Thursday, March 17th for an exclusive Pay-What-You-Can Preview performance. There is no set price-pay whatever you can afford. Seats are limited for this performance-doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Bluff City Theater is conveniently located at 212 Broadway in the heart of Historic Downtown Hannibal.
This production of Gertrude Stein and a Companion is made possible through a generous contribution from Dr. Michael and Sharon Bukstein.