"LOON" by WONDERHEADS

A man. The moon. A most peculiar love story.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20.00
Seniors: $15.00

Children & Students: $10

 




Acclaimed physical theatre company and mask imagineers 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?

LOON is performed in full-face mask, a form so magical you will forget your age and marvel in childlike delight. Wordless and whimsical, it has been described by audiences as watching a living cartoon, or live-action Pixar.

Winner of four Critics’ Choice Awards, three Best of Fest Awards, and described by the CBC as “Pure magic”, LOON has been delighting audiences across the continent since 2011. A beautifully surprising mix of physical theatre, comedy and pathos, LOON is a love story the likes of which you’ve never seen.

LOON is recommended for ages 10 – adult.

 Reviews

“LOON is a live cartoon for lovers and for dreamers; that is, for everyone. I'd give it more than five stars - I'd give it the moon.” – CBC

“Pure magic.” – CBC

“This is a show the likes of which you won’t see anywhere else, and will remember for a long while.” – Vancouver Sun

“LOON bathes its audience in the purest magic of imaginative theatre.” – Orlando Weekly

“Genius both in concept and execution.” - Calgary Sun

“LOON is an emotional, wonderful, silent tour de force.” – Vancouver Province

”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

“It’s beautiful, heart-wrenching and incredibly moving – storytelling at its finest and simplest.” - Community News Commons

About WONDERHEADS

WONDERHEADS is a multi award winning physical theatre company specializing in mask performance and exquisite visual storytelling for adults and children. Their work is performed in full-face mask, a wordless form that mixes European larval mask traditions with character mask styles, resulting in a whimsical, wordless craft rarely seen on North American stages. Their three mainstage productions (Grim and Fischer, LOON and The Middle of Everywhere) have garnered multiple accolades, and they were recently selected as one of ten finalists in Scion Motivate, a national contest recognizing young entrepreneurs in the creative arts. When the ‘Heads are not busy touring to communities throughout North America, they can be found in their home base of Portland, Oregon, hatching plans for new and devious ways to evoke a sense of joy and wonder in all they meet. For more information about WONDERHEADS, please visit www.wonderheads.com, and for the most up to date inside scoop, follow them on Facebook.

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