Avner the Eccentric brings Laughs to Pinedale April 8
Acclaimed comedian to perform 'Exceptions to Gravity'
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
March 31, 2009
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is proud to present acclaimed physical comedian Avner the Eccentric performing live at the Pinedale Auditorium Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Avner’s new show, Exceptions to Gravity, defies the barriers of language and culture and has toured extensively all over the US and abroad. Avner has often played on subscription at regional theaters including Arena Stage, Trinity Rep, Actor’s Theater of Louisville, The Empty Space, Indiana Rep, The Goodman Theater, Portland Stage, Merrimack Rep, Virginia Stage Company, Dallas Theater Center, Seacoast Rep, and San Jose Rep.
"Avner The Eccentric is a brilliant comic…," writes Joel Siegel of ABC-TV. "Hurt yourself hysterically funny. I laughed for 2 solid hours. The show only lasted an hour and a half."
Avner is probably best known for his endearing portrayal of The Jewel, the scene-stealing holy man, in The Jewel of the Nile, co-starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. He was also featured in the film Brenda Starr and the television series’ Webster and Mathnet.
His earlier one-man show, Avner the Eccentric, was a hit of the 1984–1985 Broadway season. He co-starred in Lincoln Center’s production of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, and returned to Broadway in 1989 in a principal role in Ghetto. In regional theatre Avner has played both Estragon and Vladimir in Waiting For Godot, played the title role in R. Crumb Comix, and co-starred with his wife, Julie Goell, in the world premier of Zoo of Tranquility.
Tickets for the April 8 performance are on sale now ($13 adults/$7 students) and are available at Rock Rabbit, Pony Express Photo, The Cowboy Shop, Office Outlets, Big Piney Library and at the door the night of the performance ($1 extra). For more information, please call 307-367-7322 or visit www.pinedalefinearts.com.
Avner the Eccentric is presented by the Pinedale Fine Arts Council with support from SCSD No. 1, SC Recreation Board, Town of Pinedale, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and the Wyoming Community Foundation.