Lynx Ensemble Theater & The Adirondack Theatre Festival Present

It Goes Without Saying
Written and performed by Bill Bowers
Developed with and directed by Martha Banta

Stage Managed by Justin Scribner
Friday, November 12, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010


There’s no need to say how great It Goes Without Saying is…the audience gave it a much-deserved standing ovation at the end of a most entertaining evening” -The Post-Star

“Zestful and endearing…Full of life” -The New York Times

Compared to the work of David Sedaris, It Goes Without Saying is a uniquely crafted autobiographical tour-de-force in which Bill shares funny, heartbreaking, and unbelievable true stories from his career as an actor and mime, and his life-long exploration of the role silence plays in all our lives. It Goes Without Saying takes you on a scenic tour of Bill’s life thus far; from his childhood in the wilds of Montana, to outrageous jobs as a performer across the country, to the whirlwind of Broadway and studying with the legendary Marcel Marceau.


Bill created It Goes Without Saying at ATF in 2003 working with Founding Artistic Director Martha Banta and feedback from ATF’s audience. Since then, Bill has performed his show to enthusiastic audiences Off-Broadway in NYC and throughout the United States. Over the course of its 16 year history, many of ATF’s premieres have gone on to receive productions across the country, but this is the first time one of them has returned home.