The Naples Players Present An Afternoon With Award-Winning Actor Ed Asner On March 16th

The Naples Players Present An Afternoon With Award-Winning Actor Ed Asner On March 16th

The Naples Players (TNP) present the seven-time EMMY Award-winning television icon, Ed Asner in a live audience talk-back on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at The Naples Players Blackburn Hall. In partnership with Unity Church of Naples, and Fubble Entertainment, Ed Asner is starring in his new comedy stage-play, A Man and His Prostate, bringing awareness to men's health in a comical and poignant show at Unity Church of Naples on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Last seen on the Broadway stage in Craig Wright's tragicomic play Grace, Asner co-starred with Paul Rudd. Asner is one of the most honored actors in television history, with 16 EMMY nominations, five Golden Globe Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild. He is best known for his praised role as Lou Grant from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and for voicing Carl Frederickson in the Pixar box-office smash UP (which won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature). He is also widely known for his television roles in Roots, Rich Man Poor Man, The Good Wife, Criminal Minds, Mom, The Crazy Ones, Chasing Life, and Men at Work. Asner also starred in the blockbuster film Elf as Santa and All of My Heart. For the stage, he toured across the country in his one-man stage-play FDR based on the life and career of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. A Man and His Prostate was created and written by award-winning Ed Weinberger, who has been showered with EMMYs (9) and Golden Globes (3) and has earned a Peabody Award. Weinberger wrote for Bob Hope, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Dean Martin Comedy Hour, Taxi, and the Bill Cosby Show for eight seasons.

A Man and His Prostate is based on Ed Weinberger's true-life experience while vacationing in Italy and being rushed to a hospital for prostate cancer surgery. Media critics have referred to the stage-play as a "Hilarious" evening of entertainment. According to Weinberger, Asner was born to play this role of an old codger who won't take any of life's injustices sitting down, as he prepares for surgery.

Tickets for A Man and his Prostate, produced by Fubble Entertainment, at Unity Church of Naples are $150 for VIP tickets (reserved seating and a meet-n-greet after the show) and $50 general admission for the 80-minute show. Tickets for the show are available online: https://www.unitynaples.org/project/edasner/

In partnership with Unity Church of Naples, The Naples Players is inviting all for an interactive talk-back and Q & A with the award-winning actor on Saturday, March 16th at 2:00 p.m. in TNP's Blackburn Hall. Tickets are $20 and available by contacting The Naples Players Box Office (239) 263-7990 or NaplesPlayers.org for this follow-up event.

The Naples Players (TNP) Sugden Community Theatre is Naples oldest and premier theatre and a vital part of the exciting experience of Downtown Naples. Celebrating its 65th season, and as one of the top theatres in the country, TNP offers a variety of plays and musicals in their three performance spaces: Blackburn Hall, the Tobye Studio Theatre, and outside on the Baker Stage - all located in one building on Fifth Avenue South. KidzAct, Southwest Florida's premier youth theatre program, offers top quality productions as well as in-depth skills classes for children. Adult education classes are offered throughout the year for first-time performers to skilled professionals. Readers Theatre offers an opportunity to hear new works as well as rare one acts and classics.

The Naples Players continually seeks to enrich, educate, and entertain the community through a superior theatre experience. TNP is inspiring passion for the performing arts through life-long opportunities to participate in vibrant theatrical experiences. The 65th Anniversary Season, generously sponsored by Tanya & Denny Glass, is filled with dazzling musicals including Guys & Dolls, alongside the intriguing drama Marjorie Prime, audience favorites Always a Bridesmaid, Lost in Yonkers, and the Shakespearean classic A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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