Under a Montana Moon
Bill Bowers' critically acclaimed Under a Montana Moon is a collection of silent stories which all take place under the Western sky. Performed without words and within a tapestry of sound, Bill takes the audience on a journey that is hilarious, heartbreaking, and always profoundly moving. Under a Montana Moon uses the Art of Silence to investigate the Idea of Silence: to remain silent, to be silenced, to silence someone else. Performances may be followed by an audience dialogue.
Under a Montana Moon has received standing ovations through out the United States and in Europe. Following it's Off Broadway run, Under a Montana Moon has been performed at the Kennedy Center, the Accademia Del Arte in Arezzo Italy, and Norway's International NonStop Festival.
"To watch Bill Bowers' collection of silent stories, Under a Montana Moon, was to see the technical elements of a style that brings Marcel Marceau readily to mind, joined to the American West--Mime can be wonderful--the air between him and us was his palette."
Margo Jefferson, The New York Times
"One would expect a mime show to rely solely on visuals, given the nature of the craft. But Under a Montana Moon has deeper, richer elements in its stories, which contain important coming-of-age lessons and relevant social commentaries. It is also touching to acknowledge that, although Bowers has studied under the famous mime Marcel Marceau, taught at several colleges, and graced both the silver screen and Broadway stage, he has chosen to focus his one-man show not on these impressive accomplishments but on the Montana moon he grew up admiring. This production is a combination of his heart, mind, and body, and though he never speaks a word, you hear his message loud and clear.
Adrienne Cea, OffOffline.com