A Man and His Prostate October 8 - 9, 2017

Starring Ed Asner; Written by Ed Weinberger

Description

Tickets on sale Monday, August 28st at 10:00 AM.

Season Subscribers and Drawing Room Players will have advance opportunity to purchase tickets.

A Man and His Prostate, written by and based on true-life experiences and follows an Italian vacation gone awry. Ed Asner stars in this one-man comedy about a man who discovers his inner self by means of near tragedy. The audience goes on a journey of pain, anatomy, and laughter in this show, as Asner takes them on a hilarious visit to the hospital in preparation for the surgery he doesn't want.

CAST

Ed Asner:

  • Icon of American Television
  • 7-time Emmy Award Winner
  • 20 Emmy Nominations
  • Star of Stage, TV, Film, and Voiceover
  • Past President of Screen Actors Guild

Ed Asner has been an enduring presence in television, film and stage for 60 years.  Developing his craft in Chicago and New York, Ed established himself as a solid and versatile performer, regularly featured in roles on the big screen and in such landmark television series as The Outer Limits, Gunsmoke, The Wild Wild West, Ironside, and Mission Impossible, totaling more than 100 television credits.

In the '70s, his role as Lou Grant in the long-running hit sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show catapulted him to stardom.  He then cemented himself as an “actor’s actor”, perpetuating his character in the dramatic series “Lou Grant”.  Ed is the only actor to have won an Emmy for the same role in both a comedy and a drama (five total as Lou Grant).  He went on to win two more Emmy Awards for complex roles in the mega-hit miniseries Roots and Rich Man, Poor Man.

Throughout his career, Ed has always been in great demand.  In addition to his celebrated work in television, he turned in unforgettable performances in films such as JFK, Elf, and Pacific Edge.

He returned to Broadway in Grace, and toured the country with his one-man show FDR, portraying President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

If that weren’t enough, Ed served two terms as President of the Screen Actors Guild, protecting the rights of professional working actors.

CREATIVE TEAM

Ed Weinberger:

Creator & Writer

  • A Peabody Award Winner
  • 3 Golden Globe Awards
  • Writers Guild Of America Lifetime Achievement Award

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Ed Weinberger began his TV career after he dropped out of Columbia University to begin a writing career for stand-up comedians Dick Gregory and Richard Pryor. His first job in television was writing for The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. He was also a contributing writer for Bob Hope, The Dean Martin Variety Hour and The Cosby Show, which ran for 8 years, receiving 9 Emmy nominations.

Weinberger also wrote for the TV series Taxi, for which he was awarded an EMMY for Best Outstanding Comedy Series. He went on to create several sitcoms, including Amen,  Dear John, Baby Talk and Sparks.


REVIEWS

"Asner is a master of comedy, and charms with his personality and distinct voice." - Anna Allegra-Bennett, Theatre Critic

"A near tragedy actually experienced by the writer is masterfully transformed into a comedy, perfectly portrayed by Ed Asner." - Stephan Sorokoff, Broadway World

"Asner’s appearance is a delightfully thrilling opportunity to experience his considerable talents. He lands every joke with monumental comic timing." - Daryl Reilly, Theater Scene

"...for 90 minutes we are treated to an unflinching, sweet and personal examination of a man’s experience with pain, relief, prayer and a touching reunion with his wife." - Nate Beatencourt, PLAYS TO SEE - International Theatre Review

"Asner’s voice is strong as ever and unwavering, his life energy robust and strong, providing great entertainment as well as good medical advice." - Marilyn Lester, Theater Pizzazz

"Ed Weinberger’s stage play A Man and His Prostate isn’t just a play, but a public service.... but it’s (also) teaching innocent males and their female counterparts what to look for." - Barbara Hoffman, New York Post