PCRI is proud to present, "A Man and His Prostate," a play performed by Emmy & Golden Globe award winning actor, Ed Asner, & written by Ed. Weinberger, an Emmy & Golden Globe award winning writer. The play follows the story of “The Man” as he faces various sudden and un-expected difficulties stemming from his prostate while he is vacationing in Italy with his wife. Tickets are only $25 for registered Mid-Year Update attendees, and $35 for general admission. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind performance!
Emmy Award Winning Actor Ed Asner has been an enduring presence in television, film and stage for 60 years. Developing his craft in Chicago and New York, Mr. Asner established himself as a solid and versatile performer, regularly being cast in featured roles on the big screen and in such landmark television roles as The Outer Limits, Gunsmoke, The Wild Wild West, Ironside, and Mission Impossible, totaling more than 100 television credits.
In the 70’s, 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. Mr. Asner is the only actor to have won an Emmy for the same role in both a comedy and a drama (5 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, Mr. Asner has al-ways been in great demand. In addition to his celebrated work in television, he gave unforgettable performances in films such as JFK, Elf, and Pacific Edge. He returned to Broadway, touring the country with his one-man show FDR portraying President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Mr. Asner also served two terms as President of the Screen Actors Guild, and has won many awards including induction into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 1996, the Ralph Morgan Award, the prestigious Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment, and many more.
We are honored that he is sharing his renowned talent with our organization and helping to spread awareness about the need for education and screening. Asner will be performing the hilarious autobiographical one-man comedy play A Man and His Prostate written by Golden Globe and Emmy Award- winning writer Ed. Weinberger, directly after our 2016 Moyad + Scholz Mid-Year Update.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Mr. Wein-berger began his 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 for the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He then became a contributing writer for Bob Hope, The Bill Cosby Show and the Dean Martin Variety Show.
Mr. Weinberger went on to create and execu-tively produce several sitcoms, including Amen, Dear John, Baby Talk, and Sparks. Weinberger also wrote for the TV series TAXI, for which he won an Emmy for Best Outstanding Comedy Series. His writing achievements for the Bill Cosby Show which ran for 8 years, earned him 9 Emmy nominations. In 1984, he wrote and produced the play Mary & Joseph, which had a successful national tour of the United States.
He has received 9 Emmy Awards, 3 Golden Globe Awards, a Peabody Award, and a Writers Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award.