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Uproariously Funny Performer Comes to Schorr Stage

From The Goodwill Theatre:

Matt Lauer likes him “because he’s insane…completely insane.” NPR thinks he’s “...riveting... eclectic... uproariously funny.” The Philadelphia Inquirer calls him “inventive...intriguing...off-the-wall.” The New York Times puts him on the “all-star team of the goofily gifted.” Come see Robert Post and see what you think!

An actor, mime, puppeteer, juggler, ventriloquist, standup comedian, and improvising whirling dervish, Robert Post is a one-man variety show who shares what it means to be wonderfully alive and human in a hugely entertaining show. From meticulously crafted routines to freestyle improvisations, Post keeps audiences riveted on what he’s doing (and wondering how he’s doing it). His extraordinary physical control lets him create different “roles” for different body parts — including the sounds that help make the invisible visible.

Post creates a charismatic comedy feast that unleashes the imagi¬nation and defies description. Equally at home in concert halls or classrooms, he’s an entire theatre company him¬self, specializing in rapid-fire character changes, even different roles for different body parts. The New York Times raved, “Post merits a place on anybody’s all-star team of the goofily gifted.”

The Goodwill Theatre will present POST Comedy Theatre at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 7 PM. POST Comedy Theatre is part of the Just 4 Fun Series at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage and is sponsored by Visions Federal Credit Union.

Post will select from various works in his repertoire including: SPIKED!, an impossibly fast-paced work set entirely to a sound effects tape; POST Child, a duet with a puppet (created by Henson Studio artist Matthew Brooks) that looks like a third grade version of Post; Pasquale’s Kitchen, a wacky TV chef whips up a culinary feast of juggling, visual gags, dialects, jokes, magic and rhythm; Beyond the Wall (A Mystery), a “tour de force,” six character, quick change murder mystery; Ballet 101, a hysterical parody of a ballet instructor; and Tango, a “passionate” dance with red long johns. All of the works are presented in a relaxed, improvisational performance style that breaks down the wall between performer and audience. Those in need of a laugh, actually a lot of laughs, should make a beeline to the box office.

“If you enjoyed the Carol Burnett show or a Vegas comedy act, you will love this guy,” said Naima Kradjian, Goodwill Theatre CEO. “We are so excited to bring him to our community.”

Over the past twenty-seven years Post has performed in almost every conceivable setting including street corners, dinner theaters, prisons, factories, schools, TV commercials, homeless shelters, festivals, river boats, and with sym¬phony orchestras. He has created over thirty works since 1973, for which he has received numerous awards and fellowships. Post is an alumnus of the Affiliate Artists program and has toured his one-man performance to forty-five US states, Canada, Japan, Mexico, throughout the Mediterranean, and Russia.

Post’s work has been seen across the US and in Canada on national television (PBS) in a special award-winning special, Robert Post-In Performance, and regionally in a variety of PBS educational programs for high school stu¬dents. He has appeared on the TODAY show three times. Over the past several years, in addition to his coast-to-coast tours, he co-created a new version of “The Nutcracker” and co-directed “Coppelia” and “Cinderella” for BalletMet Columbus. He also serves as an adjunct professor and co-directed “Vaudeville”, an evening of original works by MFA students, for the Ohio State University Department of Theatre. Post’s one-man show was presented by Broadway’s internationally acclaimed New Victory Theater to rave reviews and sold out houses.

Tickets for Robert Post Comedy Theatre are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Goodwill Theatre’s website: www.goodwilltheatre.net or by calling the theatre Box Office at (607) 772-2404, ext. 301.

The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage, located at 46-48 Willow Street in Johnson City, accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards. Doors open approximately one hour before show time. General Seating is based on a first-come; first-served policy. Refreshments will be available for sale.

The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage is the first performance venue of the Goodwill Theatre Performing Arts Complex & Professional Training Facility. It is located on the corner of Corliss Avenue and Willow Street in Johnson City. Patrons are advised to enter the facility through the parking lot on Corliss Avenue. Parking is available in a small lot at the theatre, and a new lot along the side of the building, on-street, and in various Village municipal lots within two blocks of the theatre. For more information contact the Goodwill Theatre Box Office at (607) 772-2404, ext. 301, or visit the Theatre online at www.goodwilltheatre.net, or facebook.com/firehouse.stage.
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