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Forty years. Three continents. Six thousand performances. How did he do it? Why did he do it?

The Great Pretender is the story of how Trent Arterberry’s full-time career as a touring mime artist led him to the love of his life. In this new show, audiences will hear – and see – the odd turns of Trent’s career: the shark attack at the New England Aquarium; entertaining four thousand drunks at a Kinks concert; the fateful audition for Saturday Night Live; and his ultimate escape to Canada.

“Trent Arterberry is brilliant! The Great Pretender is the story of his life and career, told in his inimitable mime – well, with a few actual words thrown in! … he is genuine, authentic; he doesn’t gloss over the bad stuff, like the failure of his first marriage due to the stress of touring. But he celebrates the good stuff with heartwarming joy. You can see this wonderful artist at ...”
Monday Magazine, Victoria

“If you think that mimes are just silent white-faced fellas in striped shirts stuck inside invisible boxes, prepare to have your ideas of the art-form challenged by the charming Trent Arterberry.”, Victoria

Home Base: British Columbia


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Trent Arterberry
1357 Martock Rd
Sooke, BC
V9Z 1B1

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