Acclaimed theatrical 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 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
“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
“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
PLEASE NOTE: This performance is 45 minutes followed by a brief intermission and 30 minute Behind The Mask audience talkback.
Required Safety Protocols
There are no required safety protocols, but this is subject to change in accordance with BC public health and/or municipal guidelines.
Masks are not required, but we strongly encourage patrons to continue to wear masks during events, now optional, for the benefit of all in our community. We recommend the use of masks rated N95 or higher.