Avner the Eccentric Defies Gravity, Definition

Poster Art: Credit : Greg Voth

The incredible Avner the Eccentric performs his new show Exceptions to Gravity
is listed officially in the San Francisco papers as a comedy.  But
like the theme of his show, his act defies easy definition. 

The beautiful San Jose Repertory Theater in San Jose, California, will attempt to contain the incredible energy and imagination through July 17th. 

Do you think we think Avner is pretty good? 

He is more than eccentric; he is amazing.

The San Francisco Chronicle’s
theater critic had praise for Avner’s imaginative work. “It’s a bit of
juggling, some impressive dashes of subtle sleight of hand and a great
deal of masterful physical comedy, performed with impeccable precision,
adding up to 80 minutes of enjoyable, at times hilarious entertainment.”

Avner
wrote, directed and stars in the unique show.  The premise is
interesting.  The audience watches what takes place in the five
minutes before a show.  Avner plays the part of a janitor sweeping
up after a puppet show.  Nothing cooperates with his cleaning
efforts.  Almost instantly he is caught interlocked with “his
broom, cigarettes, his derby, sweater, pants and uncooperative tongue.”

The
critic notes the show gives a “rare chance to experience the talents of
a widely respected comic master.”  Avner performs many of the
sight gags he has perfected over the years.  His innovative
comedic body work was part of the basis for his induction into the
prestigious International Clown Hall of Fame.  His understanding
of how to sell the sleights, moves and falls is why the time-honored
routines are still performed “a spontaneity that makes them seem newly
minted.”

The penultimate paragraph of the favorable review sums it up:

It’s
in this kind of classic clown routine, however familiar, that Eisenberg
is freshest and funniest. He’s the solitary, unassuming modern mortal
continually overwhelmed by everyday objects and mishaps but overcoming
each self-inflicted problem, coming up with ridiculously convoluted
ways to retrieve his hat from a long stick, reach a fallen object or
simply put his hat back on his head. The blissfully deft magic tricks
add to the delight in his understated dexterity.

Congratulations
to Avner for his current success.  Thank you also for the years of
great entertainment and instruction.  We are fortunate to be
living in the same era as Avner. He is eccentric as that word is
traditionally defined and in all of its positive, modern-day
connotations.  He is unique and not to be missed.

Poster Art: Credit : Greg Voth

The incredible Avner the Eccentric performs his new show Exceptions to Gravity
is listed officially in the San Francisco papers as a comedy.  But
like the theme of his show, his act defies easy definition. 

The beautiful San Jose Repertory Theater in San Jose, California, will attempt to contain the incredible energy and imagination through July 17th. 

Do you think we think Avner is pretty good? 

He is more than eccentric; he is amazing.

The San Francisco Chronicle’s
theater critic had praise for Avner’s imaginative work. “It’s a bit of
juggling, some impressive dashes of subtle sleight of hand and a great
deal of masterful physical comedy, performed with impeccable precision,
adding up to 80 minutes of enjoyable, at times hilarious entertainment.”

Avner
wrote, directed and stars in the unique show.  The premise is
interesting.  The audience watches what takes place in the five
minutes before a show.  Avner plays the part of a janitor sweeping
up after a puppet show.  Nothing cooperates with his cleaning
efforts.  Almost instantly he is caught interlocked with “his
broom, cigarettes, his derby, sweater, pants and uncooperative tongue.”

The
critic notes the show gives a “rare chance to experience the talents of
a widely respected comic master.”  Avner performs many of the
sight gags he has perfected over the years.  His innovative
comedic body work was part of the basis for his induction into the
prestigious International Clown Hall of Fame.  His understanding
of how to sell the sleights, moves and falls is why the time-honored
routines are still performed “a spontaneity that makes them seem newly
minted.”

The penultimate paragraph of the favorable review sums it up:

It’s
in this kind of classic clown routine, however familiar, that Eisenberg
is freshest and funniest. He’s the solitary, unassuming modern mortal
continually overwhelmed by everyday objects and mishaps but overcoming
each self-inflicted problem, coming up with ridiculously convoluted
ways to retrieve his hat from a long stick, reach a fallen object or
simply put his hat back on his head. The blissfully deft magic tricks
add to the delight in his understated dexterity.

Congratulations
to Avner for his current success.  Thank you also for the years of
great entertainment and instruction.  We are fortunate to be
living in the same era as Avner. He is eccentric as that word is
traditionally defined and in all of its positive, modern-day
connotations.  He is unique and not to be missed.

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