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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

DES MOINES, IA - Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE starring legendary television actor, Ed Asner, at the Temple Theater on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE will be available starting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018 at, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.

Ed Asner has been an enduring presence in television, film, and stage for over 60 years. Best known for his roles in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and “Lou Grant,” he has accumulated over 100 television credits.  Younger audiences will recognize him as Santa in “Elf” and from voicing Carl Frederickson in the animated feature “Up.”  He has been nominated 20 times for Emmy Awards and won five times. He is a Past President of the Screen Actors Guild.

A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE was created and written by award-winning writer, Ed Weinberger (9 Emmys, 3 Golden Globes, and a Peabody). This hilarious show is based on his true life experience while vacationing in Italy and being rushed to a hospital for prostate cancer surgery. According to Weinberger, Ed 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 the surgery. 

For additional information about A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE, please visit

About Des Moines Performing Arts Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 39 years of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit


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