LOON by WONDERHEADS (logo)
A man. The moon. A most peculiar love story.

WONDERHEADS present a love story that whisks a man to the moon and back! Donning their signature oversized masks and propelled by questions of amorous proportions, the WONDERHEADS step into the life of a lonely man and look for love. 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.

Running time: 50 minutes, no intermission

Recommended for ages 10-adult

WONDERHEADS present a love story that whisks a man to the moon and back! Donning their signature oversized masks and propelled by questions of amorous proportions, the WONDERHEADS step into the life of a lonely man and look for love. 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.

Running time: 50 minutes, no intermission

Recommended for ages 10-adult

LOON by WONDERHEADS; 2013 Orlando Daily City Award - Best National ShowLOON by WONDERHEADS; 2012 Edmonton Best of Fest Holdover Award
LOON by WONDERHEADS; 2013 Orlando Critics' Choice Award - Best ShowLOON by WONDERHEADS; 2013 Orlando Fringe Critics Choice Award - Best Original Work
LOON by WONDERHEADS; 2012 Edmonton Fringe Critics Choice AwardLOON by WONDERHEADS; 2013 Orlando Sold Out Award
LOON by Wonderheads; 2013 Orlando Fringe Patrons Pick AwardLOON by WONDERHEADS; 2015 Edmonton Fringe Staff Award
LOON by Wonderheads; 2013 Orlando Critics Choice Award - Best Female Performance
LOON by Wonderheads; 2012 Vancouver Pick of the Fringe Award

Credits

Devised in Ensemble by: Kate Braidwood & Andrew Phoenix
Directed by: Andrew Phoenix
Masks and Sound Design by: Kate Braidwood
Set and Lighting Design by: Andrew Phoenix
Lighting Design by: Andrew Phoenix
Projection Design by: Kate Braidwood and Andrew Phoenix
Projection Design Consultation by: T. Erin Gruber
Costume Design Assistance by: Valerie Ditchfield
Featuring “Denmark” composed by Gideon Freudmann

Cast

Francis: Kate Braidwood
Puppeteer: Jessica Hickman*
*The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).
Stage Management & Sound Operation: Andrew Phoenix
WONDERHEADS gratefully acknowledges the support of the CRD Arts & Culture Support Service, the BC Arts Council, and Intrepid Theatre in the development of this production. LOON was originally developed in part through the support of PAC LAB, a program of Portland Actors Conservatory.