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Avner the Eccentric: Exceptions to Gravity

June 7 @ 7:00 PM - June 8 @ 9:00 PM

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Once on June 8, 2019

Written, directed, and performed by Avner Eisenberg


Friday & Saturday
June 7 & 8 at 7pm

Avner Eisenberg in Exceptions to Gravity is a reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer who touches the heart. A master of the art of physical comedy, Avner weaves a spell of poetic simplicity in a show of hilarious predicaments.

Avner has appeared on and off Broadway with his hit show Exceptions to Gravity. He played the endearing Holy Man, 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 US and abroad.

Written, directed, and performed by Avner Eisenberg

Avner Eisenberg enjoyed a generic childhood in Atlanta, Georgia. As a kid his passions were snakes and juggling. He wanted to be a doctor, but after a year as an honors chemistry and biology major his parents forced him into performing.

Applying the art of juggling to education, Avner attended four universities moving counter-clockwise around the United States, and ultimately earned a BA in theatre from the University of Washington in 1971. He studied in Paris with Jacques Lecoq for two years, and once, while street performing in Paris was arrested for buffoonery in public.

In addition to a busy performance schedule, Avner has taught master classes in clowning and Eccentric Performing in the United States, France, Germany, Finland, Belgium, Japan and Spain. He has developed silent theatre skills as a therapeutic tool and also teaches workshops for students and professionals in health care, education and counseling, as well as theatre. Avner has been a devoted practitioner of Aikido for many years. He lives on an island off the coast of Maine and would really rather be sailing.

Avner is the artistic director of Phyzgig, an annual festival of physical comedy, former President of the Board of Directors of the Celebration Barn Theater, and is on the Boards of Directors of Acorn Productions, Etz Chaim Synagogue, and Chestnut Street Lofts.

Learn more about Avner at www.avnertheeccentric.com

Incidental music used with permission
The Casco Bay Tummlers from their album, Jumpin’ Jewpiter! and
Klezmorim, from their album, Metropolis


June 7 @ 7:00 PM
June 8 @ 9:00 PM