Avner the Eccentric to perform March 23

See the silent master of physical comedy at the CCAC
Posted:  Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 12:00am
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804 Washington Street
Bath  Maine  04530
United States

The brilliant silent master of the art of physical comedy, Avner the Eccentric, will perform a hilarious one-man tour de force show for all ages on the stage of the Chocolate Church Arts Center on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at 804 Washington St., Bath.

Avner Eisenberg will be performing his one-man show “Exceptions to Gravity,” a reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer who touches the heart. The show is an intricate quilt of comedy and physical weaves a spell of poetic simplicity in a show of hilarious predicaments.

Eisenberg has appeared in his solo show on and off Broadway with his hit show “Exceptions to Gravity.” He played the endearing Holy Man (s.k.s. The Jewel), in the Michael Douglas film, “The Jewel of the Nile,” and performed as a ventriloquist on Broadway in “Ghetto.” His dummy was nominated for a Tony Award. Avner’s show defies the barriers of language and culture and has toured extensively in the U.S., and abroad.

Other notable roles have included a self-titled 1984 Broadway show, an appearance in a 1987 Lincoln Center’s production of Shakespeare's “Comedy of Errors.” He has also played both Vladimir and Estragon in productions of Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot,” costarred with his wife, Julie Goell, in the world premiere of “Zoo of Tranquility.” Eisenberg has performed his wordless solo act at numerous festivals, including the Edinburgh Festival, Israel Festival, Festival of American Mime, and the International Festival du Cirque in Monte Carlo. 

Joel Siegel of ABC-TV said, “Avner the Eccentric presents "Hilarious, take no prisoners comedy. I laughed for two solid hours. The show only lasted an hour and a half. 

Tickets are on sale now: $25/advance, $30/door, $10/kids. Purchase online:  www.chocolatechurcharts.org or by calling the box office 207-442-8455.