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Bill Bowers mime

Bowers is a student of world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau.

Photo courtesy of: College of Fine Arts

Bill Bowers

He has appeared on numerous stages, television shows and movies.

Photo courtesy of: College of Fine Arts

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Special performance of Bill Bowers' 'It Goes Without Saying' on Feb. 20

The Ohio University School of Theater will present Visiting Professor Bill Bowers in his one-man show, "It Goes Without Saying," at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 at the Baker University Center Theater.

"It Goes Without Saying" is a uniquely crafted autobiographical tour-de-force in which Bowers shares funny, heartbreaking, and unbelievable true stories from his career as an actor and mime, and his life-long exploration of the role that silence plays in all our lives.

“Wordlessly eloquent, written with bravery, and staged with elegant simplicity, "It Goes Without Saying" tells a deeply personal story, which means that it has laughter, charm and the small soul-wrench that only happens when you hear the secret chime of someone’s life,” said Claudia Shear, actress and playwright.
"It Goes Without Saying" takes you on a scenic tour of Bowers' life thus far; from his childhood in the wilds of Montana, to outrageous jobs as a performer across the country, to the whirlwind of Broadway and studying with the legendary Marcel Marceau. Bill has performed "It Goes Without Saying" to audiences both Off-Broadway in New York City and across the United States.

Funding for this event is provided by the Robert and René Glidden Visiting Professorship. The event, supported by Arts for Ohio, is free to the public.

Bowers will also be performing "It Goes Without Saying" at ARTS/West in Athens on Saturday, Feb. 26. Tickets are $5 for members, $15 for non-members and $18 at the door.

Bowers has appeared on Broadway in Disney's "The Lion King," and "The Scarlet Pimpernel," and on the stages of Radio City Music Hall, The Kennedy Center, Madison Square Garden and major regional theaters across the country. He is featured in the film "Two Weeks Notice" with Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant, and his television credits include Law and Order, One Life to Live, All My Children, Remember W.E.N.N. and Disney's Out of the Box.

Bowers is a student of world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau, and has performed and conducted workshops throughout the United States. His acclaimed original shows have been produced Off-Broadway to critical raves. One of the most acclaimed mimes in America today, 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.