Insane Sisters

A world premiere play with Hannibal roots! Told through the lens of Mark Twain's wry wit, Insane Sisters proves once again that truth can be stranger than fiction.

In 1903, Atlas Portland Cement Company built a plant in the small community of Ilasco. In 1910, when Mollie Heinbach inherited her husband's tract of land that formed much of the proposed town-site, political leaders and others sought to overturn the will on the grounds that she had exerted undue influence on her husband while he was in the advanced stages of alcoholism. The play chronicles the 17-year legal battle between Mollie, her sister Euphemia and those who sought control of the land and traces the dire consequences the sisters suffered at the intersection of gender, class and the law.

Script by Clark Cruikshank from the book by Gregg Andrews. Directed by Larry Mabrey; with Clark Cruikshank*, Erin Kelley* and Mindy Shaw.

Performances are June 20 - 22 and 26 - 29 at 7:30p.m. with matinees on Saturday, June 22 and 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets: adults, $27; youth (14 and under), $15. For tickets and info visit or call 573-719-3226. The third of five shows in Bluff City Theater's 2019 "The American Experience" season, which coincides with Hannibal's bicentennial year.

*member, Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the U.S.


Bluff City Theater
Open Seasonally
March — August
212 Broadway
Hannibal, MO 63401

Additional Information

Open Seasonally Only
Wheelchair Accessible
No Smoking
Teens (13-18)
Adults (18+)
Historic District
Pets Are Not Allowed
Group Discount
Reservations Not Required
Advance Contact Requested
Historic District

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