Georgia Southern Theatre & Performance presents international performer Bill Bowers
Georgia Southern’s Theatre & Performance program with the help of a Campus Life Enrichment Committee (CLEC) grant is bringing Broadway star and professional mime Bill Bowers to campus for a special performance of his one man show “It Goes Without Saying” on Saturday, Jan. 23.
Join us for this fun and unflinching look at the life and mimes of Bill Bowers. “It Goes Without Saying” takes the audience on a scenic tour of the performer’s life thus far: from growing up gay in the wilds of Montana, his outrageous jobs as a performer, studying with Marcel Marceau and the whirlwind of working on Broadway. Bowers observes the incredible power that silence can wield – whether on stage, between family members, among neighbors or when we are alone. And he talks (yes, talks) with sensitivity, precision and constant humor about a life lived out loud.
Hailed by critics as the most accomplished and renowned mime of his generation, Bill Bowers currently performs and teaches the art of physical storytelling throughout the world. His methods and exploration of universal truths transcend the spoken word to educate and touch audiences in countries as varied as Poland, The Netherlands, Scotland, Japan, Macedonia, Romania, Italy, Germany, Norway, Germany and Austria.
An award-winning actor, Bowers has also performed in all 50 states and Puerto Rico appearing on the stages of Broadway, the Kennedy Center, the White House, Steppenwolf, LaMaMa, Theatre for a New Audience, St. Anne’s Warehouse, Urban Stages, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, Radio City Music Hall, HERE, and the New York International Fringe Festival. His Broadway credits include Zazu in “The Lion King” and Leggett in ”The Scarlet Pimpernel.” He has also portrayed the great silent clowns: Charlie Chaplin in the world premiere of “Little Tramp,” Pierrot in the world premiere of “Beethoven N Pierrot” and “Petruchka” with The Colorado Symphony.
The performance will take place in the Black Box Theatre at the University’s Center for Art & Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and all tickets are $3. Contact the box office at 912-478-5379 for information or reservations.
Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125-degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.