Kamin to Explore the Comedy of Charlie Chaplin

NEW MARTINSVILLE — ArtsLink will present “Funny Bones: The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin” at the Lincoln Theater at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The program is hosted by Dan Kamin, who trained Robert Downey Jr. for his Oscar-nominated performance in “Chaplin” and created Johnny Depp’s comedy moves for “Benny and Joon.”

In this one-of-a-kind multimedia event, Kamin takes audiences on a magical excursion into Chaplin’s enchanted comic world. He will show a newly restored print of “The Pawnshop,” Chaplin’s 1916 comic masterpiece, then he peel the layers of the film to reveal the secrets that keep it fresh, funny and surprisingly relevant today.

Audience members will learn about Chaplin’s remarkable body language and brilliant visual comedy. They also will see visual comedy and sleight-of-hand from Kamin.

Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call the ArtsLink office at 304-455-2278.

During his visit to New Martinsville, Kamin also will do a series of “pop-up” performances around town andappear at schools and He will turn into his alter-ego, “The Amazing Mr. Slomo,” a mysterious figure who moves in hypnotic slow motion and performs sleight-of-hand magic.

This residency is sponsored by J.C. Mensore Distributor Inc.

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