Actor Ed Holmes to perform, teach at Lake Erie College
Cleveland-native Ed Holmes, a performance artist, member of the Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe and frequent political satirist, will share his talents with the Lake Erie College campus and local community March 17-22.
Holmes will perform in a one-man show, “Subhuman: True Tales From Beneath The Sea, A Salty Tale of Danger, Discovery & Destiny,” to benefit Extended Housing, Inc. March 21 at 7 p.m. and March 22 at 2 p.m. in C.K. Rickel Theatre located in the College’s Fine Arts Building. The show features Holmes telling true stories about his adventures as a mechanic aboard a diesel submarine in the Pacific Ocean.
Tickets for the Extended Housing benefit performance cost $20 and include a reception immediately following the performance. For ticket information, call 440.352.8424, extension 118.
Holmes will also teach a master class March 20 from 6-9 p.m. in C.K. Rickel Theatre. This class is open to the public and costs $25; limited space is available. For details, contact Jerry Jaffe, Ph.D., assistant professor of theater, at 440.375.7451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
During his visit, Holmes will also work with Lake Erie College students in the “Physical Training and Performance” theatre class March 17 and 19.
Holmes, a 1963 graduate of Shaw High School, has been performing and teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 33 years. He is a member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, winner of three OBIE awards and a Tony award for Excellence in Regional Theatre.
Holmes has performed with the San Francisco Opera, The Oakland Symphony, The Antenna Theater and Berkeley Mime Troupe. He has also taught theater movement and conducted workshops at various colleges and theatre groups and has appeared in several motion pictures.
Since 1983, Extended Housing, Inc. has grown as a private, non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to persons with severe and persistent mental illness, including the homeless, and those at imminent risk of being homeless.