LOON by WONDERHEADS
“I’d give it more than five stars – I’d give it the moon” – CBC (5 Stars)
Acclaimed physical theatre company the WONDERHEADS bring you a love story that whisks a man to the moon and back! Francis, a lonely janitor who is plagued by isolation and tickled by whispers of childhood imagination, has hit rock bottom and discovers that he has nowhere to go...but up. And up. And up! But will plucking the moon from the sky bring him the love he is searching for?
”A magnificent mix of puppetry, mime, soundscape and mask-work that gives the life of a poor urban schlemiel such dignity and pathos, you can’t help but be moved, first to laughter, then to tears.” - Edmonton Journal
“Genius both in concept and execution.” - Calgary Sun
“A tour de force.” - Vancouver Province
Critics’ Choice Award, Edmonton International Fringe Festival 2012
Be st of Fest Holdover 2011; Edmonton
Pick of the Fringe Holdover 2011; Vancouver
Critics' Choice Award - Best Show, Orlando International Fringe Festival 2013
Critic's Choice Award - Best Female Performance, Orlando International Fringe Festival 2013
Critics' Choice Award - Best Original Work, Orlando International Fringe Festival 2013
WONDERHEADS is a multi-award winning physical theatre company specializing in mask performance and exquisite visual storytelling. Their work is performed in full-face mask, a wordless form that mixes European larval mask traditions with character mask styles, resulting in a craft rarely seen on North American stages. Audiences have described the experience as watching a living cartoon, recalling the work of animators like Pixar and Warner Brothers. In this distinct style of storytelling, WONDERHEADS make it their business to step beyond words and ignite the imaginations and hearts of their every audience member.
LOON is recommended for ages 10 - adult.
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Home Base: Oregon