Who Was Gertrude Stein?

Gertrude Stein-Picasso

Picasso painted three portraits of Gertrude Stein at various times during her life.

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 and to some extent, Ernest Hemingway, the other great love of her life.

It was not until she published the Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas that her fame soared and she and Alice became celebrities around the world.

Gertrude Stein and a Companion is, at heart, a love story that spanned 60 years.  Under the direction of award-winning director John Contini,  Laura Ackermann and Susie Wall bring to life this amazing and tender story of two of America’s greatest female literary icons.  Win Wells script sensitively tells the story of two women who defied convention and helped define an entire generation of creativity.

Tickets are now on sale for Gertrude Stein and a Companion.  Single tickets are just $25 or a 4-ticket Flex Pass good for any combination of four tickets to the 2016 Season is just $89.

Call the box office at 573-719-3226 or book online at www.eventshannibal.com

Gertrude Stein and a Companion is made possible through a generous contribution from Dr. Michael and Sharon Bukstein






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