"Uproariously Funny" -- Post Comedy Tour Coming to Chickasha Feb. 23
He is described as "a brilliant physical comedian, an intriguing writer and an inventive theatrical mind." Robert Post is coming to Chickasha Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the USAO campus.
The Post Comedy Theatre is the third performance of the ninth season of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series at USAO. Tickets are available at the USAO Business Office, 1727 W. Alabama, or by calling 405-574-1213. Tickets also can be purchased online.
"Post creates a charismatic comedy feast that unleashes the imaginations and defies description," said Dr. Ken Bohannon, coordinator of the Davis-Waldorf Series and associate professor of music at USAO. "Equally at home in concert halls or classrooms, he's an entire theatre company himself, specializing in rapid-fire character changes, even different roles for different body parts. This will be a great night of entertainment for the whole family."
Over the past 20 years, Post has performed in every conceivable setting including street corners, dinner theaters, prisons, factories, schools, TV commercials, homeless shelters, festivals, river boats and with symphony orchestras.
He has created more than 30 works since 1973, for which he has received numerous awards and fellowships. Post is an alum of the Affiliate Artists program and has toured his one-man performance to 45 states, Canada, Japan, Mexico, the Mediterranean and Russia.
Post's work has been seen across the United States and Canada on Public Television in the award-winning special, Robert Post In Performance, and regionally in a variety of PBS educational programs for high school students.
Over the past several years, he co-created a new version of The Nutcracker and co-directed Copelia and Cinderella for BalletMet Columbus. He serves as an adjunct professor at Ohio State University and co-directed Vaudeville, an evening of original works by MFA students, for the school's Department of Theatre.
For the Chickasha performance, Post will select from various works in his repertoire that includes SPIKED!, an impossibly fast-paced work set entirely to a sound effects tape; POST Child, a duet with a puppet that looks like a third grade version of Post; Pasquale's Kitchen, a wacky TV chef whips up a culinary feast of juggling, visual gags, dialects, jokes, magic and rhythm; Beyond the Wall, a "tour de force," six character, quick change murder mystery; Ballet 101, a hysterical parody of a ballet instructor; and Tango, a "passionate" dance with red long johns.
"All of the works are presented in a relaxed, improvisational performance style that breaks down the wall between performer and audience. Those in need of a laugh, actually a lot of laughs, should make a beeline to get tickets," Bohannon said.
Tickets for the performance are $10 for the general public, $8 for seniors 60 and above, $3 for high school students and children under 18, $5 for USAO staff or faculty and $2 for USAO students.
The ninth season of the Davis-Waldorf series concludes March 23 with Zimbalista! at 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.
The Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series is supported by Mid-America Arts Alliance with generous underwriting by the National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council, the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, the USAO Foundation and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.