He's clowned his way around the globe and recently completed a two-week stint at NH's Seacoast Repertory, Feb. 22. He's Avner Eisenberg, aka Avner the Eccentric, and he'll return to New England March 12-16 for an engagement at Rhode Island's Trinity Repertory. He's previously played at the venue in 1987, 1988 and 1995.
Eisenberg uses props, juggling and magic as part of his mime act. In Exceptions to Gravity, his character is a janitor caught off-guard by the audience. This leads him to such stunts as balancing a six foot stack of paper cups on his chin, and turning a red napkin into a baby that won't stay on his shoulder.
Said Seacoast Rep artistic director Roy Rogosin in a statement, "If Samuel Beckett wrote a play for the Marx Brothers, it would be an evening with Avner Eisenberg."
For tickets ($20-$22) and information on Exceptions to Gravity at Trinity Repertory, 201 Washington St. in Providence, call (401) 351-4242.
-- By David Lefkowitz