Emmy Award-Winning Actor Anthony Zerbe
To Perform at Hope
Posted December 17, 2002
HOLLAND -- Emmy award-winning actor Anthony Zerbe
returns to Hope College's Great Performance Series on
Friday-Saturday, Jan. 10-11, at 7 p.m., in the Knickerbocker
Recognized as one of the country's most versatile
actors, Zerbe will be performing his original one-man show,
"It's All Done with Mirrors... an avalanche of E.E.
Cummings," based on the work and life of the great 20th-
Zerbe's work provides access to the art and energy
of one of America's most beloved poets. The Cambridge
ladies who "live in furnished souls," blue-eyed Buffalo
Bill, the comic love duet of "he-said, she-said," all come
alive in Zerbe's show.
Like Cummings, Zerbe is an accomplished raconteur,
and his asides and anecdotes recall a time when conversation
was considered an art form.
Zerbe performed with his friend Roscoe Lee Browne
as part of the Great Performance Series two years ago, and a
return engagement was soon confirmed.
Fresh from filming for the two sequels to the hit
movie, "The Matrix," Zerbe will be spending a week on campus
teaching 10 students how to present their own spoken word
Zerbe has been successful in film, stage, and
television, winning an Emmy award for his role as Lt. Trench
in "Harry-0." His television appearances range from
"Gunsmoke" and "Mission: Impossible" to "Murder, She Wrote"
His stage work includes five seasons of residency
at the Old Globe Theatre, where his roles included Macbeth,
Iago and Richard III. His role of Iago was reprised with
James Earl Jones for a Mark Taper Forum of "Othello." He
has also appeared in several Broadway and Off-Broadway
His appearance in "The Matrix" sequels continues a
long film history which includes "Cool Hand Luke," "They
Call Me Mister Tibbs," "Papillion," "Star Trek IX:
Insurrection," "License To Kill" and many others.
Zerbe's play based on Cummings's work has received
"The Los Angeles Times" called it "a charismatic
performance... the art and craft of acting honed to a fine
"Pure magic," said the "San Diego Union," and
United States Poet Laureate Rita Dove says it "should be
required viewing for students of life, ages 9-99."
Tickets for the performances are $14 for regular
adult admission, $12 for senior citizens, and $5 for
children 18 and under. Tickets for the general public will
be on sale on Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 9-11, from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. at the Box Office in the theatre lobby of the DeWitt
Center, which can be called at (616) 395-7890.
Group discount tickets may be obtained by calling
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. 8th
St. in downtown Holland. The DeWitt Center is located on
Columbia Avenue at 12th Street.