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Ohio Wesleyan University Performing Arts Series Kicks Off with Robert Post Comedy Theatre

August 11, 2008

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DELAWARE, OHIO – Praised by critics as a “brilliant physical comedian, an intriguing writer, and an inventive theatrical mind,” performer Robert Post will kick off Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2008-09 Performing Arts Series with his “POST Comedy Theatre.”

Post will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 6 in Ohio Wesleyan’s Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave.

New York City’s Dance Insider says if you are a fan of Peter Sellers, Steve Martin, Julia Child, Les Ballets Trocadero, Dame Edna, Dick Van Dyke, “Leave it to Beaver,” Marcel Marceau, Steve Allen, Lucille Ball, or Robin Williams – you’ll enjoy Post’s one-man show. His performances pull from a variety of sketches and characters, including Pasquale’s Kitchen, a madcap TV chef who whips up a culinary feast of juggling, visual gags, dialects, jokes, magic and rhythm; and Tango, a “passionate” dance with red long johns.

Over the past 27 years, Post has performed in settings ranging from street corners and homeless shelters to TV commercials and symphony orchestra concerts. An alumnus of the Affiliate Artists program, he has performed in 45 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, and Japan. His work also has been featured in the national PBS award-winning TV special, “Robert Post – In Performance.” For more information, visit www.robertpost.org.

Tickets for “POST Comedy Theatre” are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and students with a valid school ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com or by calling the Performing Arts Series phone messaging service at (740) 368-3629.

Additional 2008-09 Ohio Wesleyan Performing Arts Series events will include:

  • 8 p.m. Jan. 24, 2009 – “Nalanda Dance,” showcasing traditional and contemporary dances based on Bharatnatyam style, a major classical dance style of India. Directed by Indira Satyapriya, artists including Anish V. Doshi, Santha Parmeshwaran, and others from the Worthington, Ohio-based Nalanda School of Dance will perform in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave.
  • 8 p.m. Feb. 22, 2009 – “Peter Schickele & PDQ Bach: The Jekyll & Hyde Tour,” starring Peter Schickele. The musical satirist will perform in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St. More details are available at www.schickele.com.
  • 8 p.m. March 21, 2009 – Jens Lindemann, “North America’s pre-eminent trumpet soloist.” Lindemann will perform in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St. More details are available at trumpetsolo.com.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 47 states and 50 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.