Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens: Memoir of a Mime

October 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Selby Gardens Downtown
1534 Mound St
FL 34236
Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens: Memoir of a Mime @ Selby Gardens Downtown

“Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens: Memoir of a Mime”
featuring Hermitage Fellow Bill Bowers

Friday, October 22nd @ 6pm

Selby Gardens Downtown, 1534 Mound St, Sarasota, FL 34236  

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Combining traditional mime with spoken word, internationally renowned storyteller and Hermitage Fellow Bill Bowers looks back at his life in the arts and invites you along for the ride! Sharing selections from his in-progress memoir developed at the Hermitage, as well as other writing and performance pieces, “The Great American Mime”  brings a modern sensibility to the classic craft as he relives over 30 years on the road as a solo performer. The program will be followed by a discussion and Q&A all as the sun sets against the beautiful backdrop of Selby Gardens.

As an actor, mime, and educator, Bill Bowers has traveled to all 50 of the United States, and throughout Europe and Asia. His Broadway credits include Zazu in The Lion King and Leggett in The Scarlet Pimpernel. Bowers has written and performed his own plays Off-Broadway and in theaters around the world. These plays include: ‘Night Sweetheart ‘Night Buttercup, Under a Montana Moon, It Goes Without Saying, Beyond Words, and All Over the Map. His newest solo play, The Traveler, is streaming online and he has just completed filming an adaptation of Peter and the Wolf with the American Classical Orchestra that will air on PBS this season. Bowers has been hailed by critics as “the great American mime,” winning top honors at festivals throughout the world. He was a student of the legendary Marcel Marceau.