Monday March 13, 2006

Comedy of Antics

Robert Post to perform his zany antics, from dancing with long johns to playing ping-pong with his mouth, at UD.

Is Robert Post a bungling burglar, ballerina or juggling chef?

Comedian Robert Post is all these characters and more during his one-man show, which he'll bring to the University of Dayton at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Kennedy Union Boll Theatre on UD's campus.

Tickets for the UD Arts Series performance are $14 for the general public; $5 for students; and $8 for UD faculty, staff and alumni. Call (937) 229-2545.

Free parking is available on campus in single-letter lots after 7:30 p.m.

Post is a physical comedian who portrays multiple characters, sometimes in the same piece. In one, he plays six characters, switching from a surly butler to a French beauty to a Scottish stuffed corpse. He's also known for his on-stage antics, such as dancing the tango with a pair of red long johns and playing ping-pong with his mouth.

During his 27-plus years as a comedian, Post has created more than 30 works and received numerous awards. He's performed throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Mexico and Japan. In addition, episodes of the award-winning special "Robert Post — In Performance" have aired on PBS since 1994.   

The New York Times wrote that Robert Post "merits a place on anybody's all-star team of the goofily gifted" in its upbeat review of his show "The Post Man Delivers."

Bob Mondelo of National Public Radio said that Post is "as riveting as he is eclectic … (and) uproariously funny."

The show is part of the University's Year of Diverse Voices, a theme for campus arts performances throughout the academic year to commemorate the centennial of the death of Paul Laurence Dunbar, a native Daytonian and world-famous black poet.

For media interviews, contact Eileen Carr at (937) 229-2787. For more on arts events at UD, see http://artsseries.udayton.edu. For more on Post Comedy Theatre, see http://robertpost.org/index.html.