Canal Park Playhouse welcomes another eccentric

Classic clown Avner defies logic, gravity

Photos by Warren S. Westura  Avner the Eccentric comes to Canal Park Playhouse with “Exceptions to Gravity.”

Photos by Warren S. Westura
Avner the Eccentric comes to Canal Park Playhouse with “Exceptions to Gravity.”

Photos by Warren S. Westura

Photos by Warren S. Westura

Having fallen hard during Hurricane Sandy only to make a spectacular recovery, the newly refurbished Canal Park Playhouse — a frequent host to jugglers, magicians and all manner of vaudevillians — welcomes to its previously warped boards a thoroughly warped  performer who bends the rules of gravity, and logic, to his will (for your viewing pleasure).

Known on the stage as Avner the Eccentric, Avner Eisenberg has toured the world performing everything from Shakespeare to Brecht — and in this latest incarnation, (“Exceptions to Gravity”), the recent inductee into the International Clown Hall of Fame returns to the classics, so to speak, in the form of timeless physical comedy. Think you’ve seen him before, on screen? You did — as the scene-stealing holy man in “Jewel of the Nile.”

THEATER
AVNER THE ECCENTRIC, IN “EXCEPTIONS TO GRAVITY”

March 1-25
At Canal Park Playhouse
508 Canal St., btw. Greenwich & West Sts.
Fri. at 7pm, Sat. at 1pm/7pm
Sun. at 1pm/4pm
Tickets: $20
Call 866-811-4111
Visit canalparkplayhouse.com

—Scott Stiffler

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