Black Light Magic
Performed by the Omimeo Mime Theatre
Jan. 15-17, 2010 • Wachovia Playhouse
Front Orchestra $14.00 ? General Section $12.00
Back by popular demand, Omimeo returns with an electrifying reprisal of “Black Light Magic”. Charlotte’s premier mime ensemble and special guest artists present an amazing display of visual artistry, dazzling lighting and special effects. Included in this year’s performance is their award-winning “Ping Pong Matrix” plus a few extra surprises. Omimeo creates a one-of-a-kind theatrical event, weaving the techniques of black light illusions with the comedy and mystery of mime. Get your tickets early for this astounding magical adventure!
For Ages 5+/Grades K+
Best enjoyed by Elementary and Middle School ages
Founded by its Artistic Directors Hardin Minor and Eddie Williams in l978,
OMIMEO has been present on the Charlotte cultural scene through its participation
in a variety of annual events. As a long standing affiliate of
the Arts and Sciences Council, OMIMEO has supported the ASCs annual
Fund Drive and the First Night Event during its ten year history.
OMIMEO has strong ties to the Childrens Theatre of Charlotte (1017
E. Morehead St.), having produced its one-of-a-kind theatrical performances
since its inception. Both Hardin and Eddie helped to reopen Spirit Square
1976 before joining forces to create OMIMEO. OMIMEOs dedication
to the community is evidenced by its participation over the years in the
United Way campaigns, along with many church and family events. This gem
of a company has contributed to the education of our communitys
children via its ongoing commitment to its art form through workshops,
residences, and lecture demonstrations in CMS, the Public Library system,
UNCC, the Community School of the Arts, the Mint Museum of Art, the Afro-American
Cultural Center, and other private or cultural institutions.
As members of OMIMEO Mime Theatre, Hardin and Eddie have dedicated a portion
of their lives to maintaining the art form of mime through a series of
collaborations with such kindred organizations as the Charlotte Symphony
Orchestra, the Charlotte Youth Ballet, the Grey Seal Puppets, the Singing
Christmas Tree, and Charlotte Center City Partners.
Part of OMIMEO s unique contributions has been its willingness to
feature guest artists as part of each seasons show. Aerialist Meg
Elias, comedy juggler Sean Emery and the Fettucini Brothers, magician
Amy Arpan, Broadway and Cirque star, Kenny Raskin, spiritual jester Doug
Berky, Blacklight pioneers TRIPLEVISION (Skye Leith, Ted Shapiro, Alice
Farley), actors Duke Ernsberger, Mike Corrigan and James Dracy. The list
is long and strong.
OMIMEO returns with its sold out award winning "Black Light Magic " show.
The Metrolina Theater Association awarded OMIMEO "Best Director" in the "Special Event" Category 2007.
OMIMEO also received a BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS Award in 2005 for their "PING PONG MATRIX"
sketch that they will revive for this year's show.
For more information on our featured performers visit their web sites
The Fettucini Brothers