6660 Manasota Key Road
“The Great American Mime”
Friday, March 19 @ 5:30pm
With Hermitage Fellow Bill Bowers
The Hermitage Beach
Entrance at: 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, FL 34223
Register here. $5 per person.
Celebrated mime and performer Bill Bowers will make the ancient art form of mime accessible to our contemporary audience. This Hermitage Fellow and “speaking mime” deftly intersperses narrative with stunning visual portraits. He invites a look at the humor, pain, and beauty of our humanity through simplicity and grace.
Capacity is limited to accommodate safe social distancing. Registration is required and early reservations are recommended. Masks are requested and strongly encouraged. Audiences members are invited to bring their own beach chairs and blankets.
“To watch Bill Bowers is 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 is his palette.” -The New York Times
As an actor, mime, and educator, Hermitage Fellow 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. 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.
Bill Bowers’ Hermitage Artist Residency in honor of the Bruce E. Rodgers Endowed Residency.