Experience a colorful world of captivating illusions and physical drama. Feel the rhythm of music and the magic of pantomime, when Discovery Mime Theatre performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington Street in Vermillion. The performance will be preceded by a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and will be followed by Vermillion Area Arts Council's annual meeting and election of board members. The event is free and open to the public.
Discovery Mime Theatre's show consists of a variety of original mime vignettes precisely cued to music and brought to life by silent actors, Brian Begley and Mary Inman. All ages enjoy Discovery Mime Theatre's fast-paced stories. Slapstick comedy, juggling and puppetry make their performances unique and captivating.
Since 1981, Brian Begley and Mary Inman have been entertaining audiences throughout the central United States. They have studied under world famous mime Marcel Marceau, hold BFA degrees in acting, and are Artists in Residence at the University of South Dakota. They have toured throughout the US, Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. Discovery Mime Theatre's Public Television Special "My Parents The Mimes," won the National PBS 1993 Gold Award and Central Educational Network's 1993 first place award for Youth and Children's Programs.
The performance is being sponsored by Vermillion Area Arts Council, and the South Dakota Arts Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Arts.