Avner the Eccentric, a multi-talented performer, magician, clown, juggler, acrobat and storyteller all wrapped up in one extraordinarily talented person, will perform at the downtown Camden Opera House Saturday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.

Offering a mesmerizing family show that has garnered raves reviews from Broadway to Tokyo; Tel Aviv to Edinburgh; and Finland to Monte Carlo, Avner the Eccentric Eisenberg tickles, amazes, startles and amuses his audience with a multitude of movements and expressions while never speaking a word.

Eisenberg appeared in “The Jewel of the Nile” as the scene-stealing holy man. He was featured in the film “Brenda Starr” and has appeared on television on “Webster” and “Mathnet.” His one-man show played on Broadway in the 1984-1985 season and in 1987 he co-starred with the Flying Karamazov Brothers in the Lincoln Center production of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors.” He returned to Broadway in 1989 in a principal role in “Ghetto.” In regional theater, he has played Estragon in “Waiting for Godot,” the principal role of R. Crumb in “Comix” and co-starred with his wife, Julie Goell, in the world premiere of “Zoo of Tranquility.”

Avner the Eccentric often is the featured performer at comedy, magic and theater festivals, which have included the Edinburgh Festival (where he won the New Faces of 1991 Award) and the Israel Festival. He also has performed at the London International Mime Festival, the Festival of American Mime, the New York Clown Theater Festival and the New York Magic Symposium. He won a special jury award at The International Festival Du Cirque in Monte Carlo.

A native of Atlanta, Ga., Eisenberg started out as a science major but went on to earn a bachelor of arts degree in theater from the University of Washington. He studied mime in Paris with Lecoq, taking time off from the two-year course to tour as a puppeteer with Vagabond Marionettes. Avner the Eccentric is regularly featured on television specials throughout the world in Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Japan and Canada. Eisenberg, who lives in Maine, has developed silent theater skills as a therapeutic tool and teaches workshops and master classes for students and professionals in theater, health care, education and counseling.

Produced by the Camden Opera House Committee, the program is underwritten by Natalie’s/The Camden Harbour Inn. Reserved seating tickets are $16 in advance and may be purchased three ways: online at camdenoperahouse.com, where one can opt to print a ticket or have it held; by calling 470-7066; or in person weekdays at the Camden Town Offices between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Tickets at the door will be $18. For more information, call 236-7963.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.