It goes without saying

 
iT GOES WiTHOUT SAYiNG

Written and Performed by BILLBOWERS
Directed by and Developed with MARTHA BANTA
Bill Bowers shares his lifelong fascination of silence in a 75 minutes joy ride
 

DATE AND TIMES

07 May 2014 20.30
09 May 2014 20.30
10 May 2014 20.30

LOCATION

Paradijs Theatre – Koninklijke Schouwburg (upstairs)
Korte Voorhout 3
2511 CW The Hague

TICKETS

Full Price € 24,50
Under 26 € 12,50
CJP/Students € 10,00

RESERVATIONS

Online STET Ticketshop
 or T 06 300 500 18

EDUCATION
Unique workshops for students and other groups on the power of Mime!
For more information, click here..

GENERAL INFORMATION


In this 75-minute joy ride, Bill Bowers shares hilarious, heart-breaking, and unbelievable true stories from both his career and his lifelong exploration of the role silence plays in all our lives.

iT GOES WiTHOUT SAYiNG takes the audience on a scenic tour of Bill’s life thus far; from growing up gay in the wilds of Montana, to his outrageous jobs as a performer, to the whirlwind of working on Broadway, and studying with Marcel Marceau. Compared to the work of Claudia Shear, Lisa Kron and David Sedaris, iT GOES WiTHOUT SAYiNG is an auto-biographical tour-de-force.

*BEST PRODUCTION Award, United Solo Int’l Festival, 2010
*BEST SOLO SHOW, BEST DIRECTOR Awards, International Fresh Fruit Festival, NYC, 2008
*OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE Award Dallas/Ft. Worth Critics Forum Award, 2008
*NEW YORK TIMES Critics Pick, 2006
*BEST OF THE BERKSHIRES, 2003

Reviews from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013:

5 STARS! THREE WEEKS
“ A rare privilege to watch “

5 STARS! BROADWAY BABY
“Surely among the most feel good and life-affirming
productions on the Fringe”

5 STARS! SCOTSGAY Magazine
“A spellbinding hour of vignettes” THE STAGE

THE SCOTSMAN
“Bowers vividly describes the breakdown of language and the survival of love through touch and learned movement alone. Bowers delivers it with subtle, delicate gestures of his own which enrich the telling of it immeasurably.” 

THEATRE GUIDE LONDON
“Bill Bowers is all too aware of the prejudices that mimes have to face each day of their lives. But Bowers is no ordinary mime, having wanted to be one since he was a child. As he relates over a spellbinding hour of vignettes and true tales taken from his own life, performing without words comes naturally. And what a life. There can't be many of his ilk from the macho wilderness of Montana, especially gay ones. As he grew up everyone seemed to clam up, being ornery, moody or mad. He learnt to be silent with his parents, silent at school, told not to talk to the white trash neighbours... After moving to New York he found himself gainfully employed in his chosen profession, even spending seven years in spandex as public message figure Slim Goodbody, opening for everyone from Johnny Mathis to a dog. You could hear a pin drop as he describes his boyfriend's death from Aids in the early 90s. And then he achieved mime nirvana when he finally got to study with Marcel Marceau. Bowers wisely avoids overegging the mime, opting to punctuate the stories sparingly with a gesture or routine at the odd climactic point. Of course the irony is that he has a voice - and what a voice.”