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Comedian Robert Post to Celebrate 40th Anniversary at CAPA, 3/7-8

Comedian Robert Post to Celebrate 40th Anniversary at CAPA, 3/7-8
Actor, mime, puppeteer, juggler, ventriloquist, stand-up comedian, and improvising whirling dervish Robert Post is a one-man variety show now celebrating 40 years in a career that has taken him around the globe. From meticulously crafted routines to freestyle improvisations, Post is a brilliant physical comedian whose lightning-quick character changes and physical dexterity leaves audiences howling with laughter. Throughout these two special performances, Post will debut never-before-seen video clips from his upcoming documentary due out in late 2014. The film is a record of Post's career experiences while touring the world for the past 30 years.

CAPA presents Robert Post: Post Comedy Theatre at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.) on Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 and $30 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. Individuals aged 13-25 may purchase $5 PNC Arts Alive All Access tickets while available. For more information, visit www.GoFor5.com.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of The Kridler Family Fund of The Columbus Foundation and 2013-14 CAPA season sponsor American Airlines.

Two major influences sparked Post's child­hood desire to go into show business-the sight of his Italian grandmother, Assunta DiMenna, spontaneously dancing and singing at any family occasion (including funerals), and the classic vaudeville jug­gling and specialty acts featured on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

When Post was at a loss for a major as a freshman at The Ohio State University, he signed up for classes in absurdist literature because he liked the sound of "absurd." After a year of devouring works by Beckett, Pinter, Ionesco, Genet, and others, Post was enchanted and thought that all great literature was written this way. This was the second beginning of his warped sense of humor.


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