LEAD Productions, a new staging company of NYS3, is bringing a unique solo show to Asheville Community Theatre this weekend. iT GOES WiTHOUT SAYiNG, written and performed by Bill Bowers, a former Flat Rock Playhouse actor, is set for 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 9 at ACT. Tickets are $25. (More information here about the show.)
The show comes highly recommended from my friends at NYS3, so it’s
From the Mountain Xpress story about the play:
The play, about how the 29-year resident of New York City’s East Village became a mime and where that life has led him, debuts in Asheville Saturday, Jan. 9, at Asheville Community Theatre. The visit is made possible by new local staging company LEAD Productions and will be Bowers’ first time back in the city since 1995. That summer he was in the Flat Rock Playhouse’s productions of Buffalo Gals, My Three Angels and Beau Geste, and spent each of his days off exploring downtown Asheville. …
Augmented by light and sound design, It Goes Without Saying involves Bowers, a stool and a giant notepad on an easel, on which the actor has written each vignette’s title (e.g., “Hugh and Donald,” about an early morning encounter with his Two Weeks Notice co-stars Hugh Grant and Donald Trump). This humble production design and Bowers’ friendly, informal manner may suggest that he’s making things up as he goes. In fact, it’s a true scripted play with an order of stories that has remained the same since its acclaimed Off-Broadway run at New York City’s Rattlestick Theatre in 2006.
From the press release about the show:
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Jan. 9, 7:30pm
This production will sell out.
We strongly recommend getting tickets in advance.
TICKETS: $25 – Asheville Community Theatre
One the most acclaimed multi-disciplinary artists in America today, Bill Bowers employs an eloquent mixture of music, monologues and mime in his on-going investigation of the silence surrounding the enigmatic matters of gender in our culture today. Often compared to Chaplin and Keaton, he has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
In this 75-minute joy ride, Bill Bowers shares hilarious, heart-breaking, and unbelievable true stories from both his career and his lifelong exploration of the role silence plays in all our lives.
iT GOES WiTHOUT SAYiNG takes the audience on a scenic tour of Bill’s life thus far; from growing up gay in the wilds of Montana, to his outrageous jobs as a performer, to the whirlwind of working on Broadway, and studying with Marcel Marceau. Compared to the work of Claudia Shear, Lisa Kron and David Sedaris, iT GOES WiTHOUT SAYiNG is an auto-biographical tour-de-force.