ROCHELLE — The Vince Carney Community Theater will be hosting its first performance at its permanent location on Saturday, Oct. 24. MooNiE will be performing on Oct. 24 at 3 p.m.
Anyone who has ever attended the Renaissance Fair in Bristol may recognize him as the silent one of the “MooNiE and BrooN” comedy team. When they are not on stage together, they perform solo, entertaining audiences all over the area with a unique style of humor and daring stunts.
Due to COVID restrictions, the performance will be held in the meadow (the old baseball field next to the Lincoln Arts Center, formerly known as Lincoln Elementary School). Ticket-holders are urged to come early and get lunch in the parking lot from Ralfie’s BBQ.
Bring your own chair(s), wear warm clothes and bring a blanket. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased on the VCCT website at www.vcctrochelle.org or at the event.
The MooNiE Show is an immersive, (mostly) silent, comedy experience that brings the audience in using whistles and gestures to put everyone in stitches. Adding to the comedy is MooNiE’s mesmerizing balancing and juggling skills, creating an enjoyable family-friendly show that has something for everyone.
Philip Earl Johnson (aka MooNiE) is a versatile actor and variety performer with 26 years of full-time professional work. His credits include productions at The Steppenwolf, Goodman, Writers, Royal George, Chicago Shakespeare, Court, Famous Door, American Theatre Company and The Paramount Theatre (Aurora, Illinois) in Chicago as well as the national tour of Angels in America: Parts I and II. He has guest starred on Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Mind Games, Early Edition, The Untouchables, Kindred: The Embraced, and Underemployed as well as the film The Out of Towners.