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Bill Irwin '73 to Give Lecture and Performance

April 22, 2014

Communications Staff

Bill Irwin ’73

Actor and theatrical clown Bill Irwin ’73 will visit Oberlin College for a lecture and performance, set to take place on Sunday, April 27, at 7:30 pm in Finney Chapel. It is unticketed, free, and open to the public.

Mr. Irwin first made a name for himself as an original member of the Pickle Family circus, which helped revitalize the popularity of circus in America in the 1970s. Since then, he as appeared in scores of theatrical performances, including the closing ceremony of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, for which he won a Tony in 2005. Irwin is probably best known, however, for his appearances in popular movies and television shows, including "Sesame Street," "The Cosby Show," and on PBS's "Great Performances." He has received a coveted MacArthur "genius" grant for his work.

Sunday night's program is sponsored by OCircus!, the Theater Department, the Dance Department, the President's Office, and Oberlin Student Theater Association.

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