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|Avner the Eccentric to perform at The Princess Theatre|
The Princess c??atre will present the second event of the 2010 Series Season when Avner The Eccentric comes to the stage this Saturday, March 6 at 7 p.m.
Executive Director Gene Thompson said the event should be one of the highlights of the year.
"We are so fortunate to be able to bring this type of quality entertainment to the Princess. We know everyone who comes out will have a blast." Thompson went on to say this is an event for the entire family. "Parents and kids alike will love it," said Thompson.
Avner Eisenberg, or Avner The Eccentric as he likes to be called, enjoyed a generic childhood in Atlanta, Georgia. As a kid his passions were snakes and juggling. He wanted to be a doctor, but after a year as an honors chemistry and biology major his parents forced him into performing. Applying the art of juggling to education, Avner attended four universities moving counter-clockwise around the United States, and ultimately earned a BA in theatre from the University of Washington in 1971. He studied in Paris with Jacques Lecoq for two years, and once, while street performing in Paris was arrested for buffoonery in public. Avner is probably best known for his endearing portrayal of The Jewel, the scene-stealing holy man in the movie "The Jewel of the Nile," co-starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. He was also featured in the film "Brenda Starr" and the television series "Webster and Mathnet." Avner's one-man show, Avner the Eccentric, was a hit of the 1984–1985 Broadway season. He co-starred in Lincoln Center's production of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, and returned to Broadway in 1989 in a principal role in Ghetto.
In regional theatre, Avner has played both Estragon and Vladimir in Waiting For Godot, played the title role in "R. Crumb Comix," and co-starred with his wife, Julie Goell, in the world premier of "Zoo of ranquility."
Avner is often a featured performer at comedy, magic and theatre festivals, which in past years have included the Edinburgh Festival, where he won the New Faces of 1991 Award, and was a finalist for the Perrier Award, the Israel Festival, and the Montreal International Comedy Festival. Avner was recently inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame. His show of comedy, juggling, mime, and acrobatics has been enjoyed by people around the world.
Admission is by series membership or to the general public at $15 for ages 13 and up while ages 12 and under is $10. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Princess Theatre Box Office. For more information contact the Princess at 318-435-6299 or email@example.com.
Programs of Princess Theatre, Inc are supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, The Office of Cultural Development, and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council. Also, this program was made possible through a "block booking" with the Louisiana Presenters Network (LPN).