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UW Eminent Artist Bowers to Perform One-Man Play Jan. 16-17


January 7, 2009 — International mime sensation Bill Bowers, the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance's first Eminent-Artist-in-Residence, will present two performances of his award-winning, one-man play this month.

Bowers will perform "It Goes Without Saying" Friday, Jan. 16, and Saturday, Jan. 17, on the Fine Arts Center main stage. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $14 for the public, $11 for senior citizens and $7 for students.

Tickets are available by calling the Fine Arts Center box office at (307) 766-6666 or at the Web site www.uwyo.edu/finearts.

"It Goes Without Saying" blends mime and storytelling into an evening of hilarious and heartbreaking true stories and takes the audience on a scenic tour of Bowers' life, from his childhood in the wilds of Montana to outrageous jobs as a performer across the country to the whirlwind of Broadway.

As an actor, educator and mime, Bowers has traveled throughout the United States and Europe. His original mime shows, "Night Sweetheart," "Night Buttercup" and "Under a Montana Moon" all have been produced Off Broadway to rave reviews, and his award-winning one-man play "It Goes Without Saying" had a sold-out run Off Broadway in 2007.

Bowers' Broadway credits include Zazu in "The Lion King" and Leggett in "The Scarlet Pimpernel." He has also been featured in the film, "Two Weeks Notice" and on television in Disney's "Out of the Box," "Remember W.E.N.N." and on daytime soap operas "One Life to Live" and "All My Children."

Bowers holds an M.F.A. degree from Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts and an honorary Ph.D. from his alma mater, Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont. He currently teaches at New York University and is a teaching artist for the PaperMill Playhouse, Urban Stages and the Institute for Arts and Humanities Education.

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One-man Show -- The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance's first Eminent-Artist-in-Residence, Bill Bowers, will perform "It Goes Without Saying" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, and Saturday, Jan. 17, on the Fine Arts Center main stage.

Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2009

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