LOONWONDERHEADS, Portland, OR
|Running Time||50 minutes|
|First Time?||Returning Participant|
|Tags||Comedy, Drama, Theatre, Mask|
- The Basics
- About the Artists
A man. The moon. A most peculiar love story.
Wonderheads are back! Creators of Fringe hit Grim & Fischer return with a love story that whisks a man to the moon and back. Featuring larger than life mask performance, fantastical puppetry and a style that has been described as ‘live-action Pixar’, the Wonderheads wonder, can a man truly love the moon? Winner of the 2012 Edmonton Critics Choice Award, Best of Fest Edmonton and Vancouver 2012.
★★★★★ “I’d give it more than five stars – I’d give it the moon.” – CBC.
WONDERHEADS were last year's winners of the Full Frontal Pick of the Fringe as well as the League of Cincinnati Theatre's Award for Outstanding Production.
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 – the whimsy and imagination of Pixar or Jim Henson in theatrical form. In this distinct style of storytelling, with rich soundscapes, fantastical puppetry, timeless slapstick and masterful physical performances, Wonderheads make it their business to evoke a spirit of awe in even the most serious and respectable of adults.
Past Fringe Festivals:
(2013) Rogue Theatre Festival, LOON
(2012) New Orleans Fringe Festival, Grim & Fischer
(2012) Vancouver International Fringe Festival, LOON
(2012) Edmonton International Fringe Festival, LOON
(2012) Calgary Fringe Theatre Festival, LOON
(2012) Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, LOON
(2012) Regina Fringe Festival, LOON
(2012) Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Grim & Fischer
(2011) Vancouver International Fringe Festival, Grim & Fischer
(2011) Victoria Fringe Festival, Grim & Fischer
(2011) Edmonton International Fringe Festival, Grim & Fischer
(2011) Calgary Fringe Theatre Festival, Grim & Fischer
(2011) Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, Grim & Fischer
Loon (Review-Critic's Pick)- By: Rick Pender