Ed Asner, Jamie Farr perform at Flat Rock Playhouse

Published on Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Television veterans, Ed Asner of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Jamie Farr of M*A*S*H will star in the staged reading of Two Jews, Talking at Flat Rock Playhouse Sept. 2-4. 

Asner will take center stage on Labor Day weekend with another sidesplitting piece written by Ed Weinberger — this time with good friend Jamie Farr adding to the hilarity. 

The two-act story brings Lou and Bud together in the Biblical past, and Phil and Marty together in contemporary Long Island.  They philosophize about women, sex, food, the divine and destiny in this tale of companionship and friendship. 

"Having Mr. Asner back is an honor, and adding the legendary Jamie Farr to the stage is almost an embarrassment of riches," said Lisa K. Bryant, Producing Artistic Director. Two Jews, Talking is packed with heart and hilarity and brought to life by two of the best to ever star on stage or screen"

Ed Asner is nationally recognized as one of the great American performers. His iconic role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series Lou Grant not only captured the hearts of the public, but also snagged him the honor of being the first of only two actors to ever win an Emmy Award for a sitcom and a drama for the same role. Among Asner’s other recognizable roles are Santa Claus in 2003’s Elf, voicing Carl Fredicksen in Pixar’s 2009 animated film Up, opposite John Wayne as Bart Jason in the 1966 Western El Dorado, Captain Davies in Roots, and Netflix’s series Dead to Me. Asner was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2001.

Jamie Farr’s dedication to acting at a young age led him to early successes in entertainment before being drafted into the Army. Perhaps that was a twist of fate as it later fed into his most recognizable role as Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger in M*A*S*H. Since then, Farr has appeared in variety shows, television shows, movies, theatre and beyond. In 1985, Farr received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Most recently, he played Dudley on Fox’s The Cool Kids.

• Tickets range from $35 to $60. Student prices are available for ages 18 and under. For more ticket information, call the Flat Rock Playhouse Box Office at 828.693.0731 or purchase online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org   

Flat Rock Playhouse Leiman Mainstage is located at 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, N.C., 28731.





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