DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University’s Performing Arts Series will present “Robert Post Comedy Theater: The One-Man Variety Show” at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets for the one-night-only event are available now.
Post’s performances are a cornucopia of comedy and characters that, according to The New York Times, combine “dry humor, expert mime, versatile acting, skilled juggling, ventriloquism, splendid timing, and keen sense of satire and the absurd,” earning him “a place on anybody’s all-star team of the goofily gifted.”
And, according to Canada’s Edmonton Journal, Post’s shows provide “a witty, bizarre deconstructed vaudeville of stage images the likes of which I feel sure you won’t see again any time soon.”
Post attended The Ohio State University and serves as visiting artist there. He has created more than 30 works, earning him awards and fellowships from organizations including the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council for the Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council. He has taken his one-man performances to 46 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, Russia, the Mediterranean, Japan, and Turkey.
Learn more about Post and watch video clips at www.robertpost.org.
Tickets for this and each Ohio Wesleyan Performing Arts Series event are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-OWU students (with a valid school ID). Tickets are free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid university ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com, by phone message at (740) 368-3629, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the series at http://pas.owu.edu.
Remaining events in Ohio Wesleyan’s 2013-2014 Performing Arts Series are:
- 3 p.m. March 23, 2014 – The Central Ohio Symphony, under the direction of Jaime Morales-Matos, presents a community celebration of peace that includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” featuring the Ohio Wesleyan University Choral Art Society and Capriccio Chorus, and Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” featuring the Choral Art Society. The concert will be held in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more at www.centralohiosymphony.org.
- 8 p.m. April 23, 2014 – Conundrum, a chamber musical ensemble featuring Mary Elizabeth Southworth, soprano; Danielle Hundley, flute; Marianne Breneman, clarinet; and Philip Amalong, piano, performs “audience-oriented new music played with passion, humor, and conviction,” in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. The Ohio Wesleyan performance will feature several original works created by OWU students from assistant music professor Jennifer Jolley’s composition studio. Learn more at www.conundrummusic.com.
Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private, coed university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Ohio Wesleyan combines a challenging, internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities to connect classroom theory with real-world practice. OWU’s 1,850 students represent 42 states and 37 countries. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.