Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director) will present the New York Premiere of the BEYOND WORDS, conceived and performed by Bill Bowers, directed by Scott Illingworth. BEYOND WORDS will begin performances on October 7; opening Wednesday, October 12 through October 30, 2011 at Urban Stages (259 West 30 Street) Tickets will be $40 ($25 during previews) and are available at www.Smarttix.com or by calling 212.868.4444.
BEYOND WORDS a collection of Mime, Music, and Monologues: a poignant journey that continues Bowers' ongoing investigation of silence in our culture. Set against the backdrop of "Small town America,"
BEYOND WORDS takes the audience on a funny and poignant journey of sound and silence.
One of the most acclaimed mimes in America today, Bill Bowers' eloquent movement evokes the deepest truths of the human condition. Often compared to Chaplin and Keaton, Bowers has truly created a style all his own. Bowers is a student of world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau, and has performed and conducted workshops throughout the U.S, Europe and Asia. His acclaimed original shows have been produced Off-Broadway to critical raves. The New York Times has said "To see Bill Bowers is to see the technical elements of a style that bring Marcel Marceau readily to mind. Mime can be wonderful...the air between him and us was his palette."