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Ed Asner takes the audience on a comedic journey of pain, laughter, and anatomy-not necessarily in that order in his one-man show, “Ed Asner: A Man and His Prostate”, which is coming to The Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton, MI on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
Audiences will be delighted watching Ed Asner bring to life the true story of screenwriter and television producer Ed Weinberger’s Italian vacation that takes an unexpected turn. A turn that scares the life out of him and at the same time forces self-reflection and appreciation for what he has. This show not only tickles the funny bone but creates awareness and pays tribute to those lost. A must see for men and women!
Ed Asner has been an enduring presence in television, film, and stage for 60 years. Developing his craft in Chicago and New York, Asner 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”.
“Ed Asner: A Man and His Prostate” is written and produced by Ed Weinberger, 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 eight years, receiving nine 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”.
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $27 for adults and $22 for seniors. VIP tickets can be purchased for $37 and will include a post-show meet and greet opportunity with Ed Asner. Purchase your tickets online today at www.cantonvillagetheater.org or by calling 734/394-5300. Tickets can also be purchased at The Village Theater Box Office one hour prior to show time.
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton, MI 48178, is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theater, soul-stirring music, the thrill of dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups.
For more information about this special performance, visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org, or call 734/394-5300.