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Man puppet holding up the moon. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation says, I'd give it more than five stars, I'd give it the moon.

The University of Hawaiʻi presents LOON by WONDERHEADS at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center on February 3 at 7:30 p.m. and UH Mānoa’s Orvis Auditorium on February 7 at 7:30 p.m.

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?

“Genius both in concept and execution,” LOON is performed in full-face mask, a form so magical audiences of all ages marvel in childlike delight says the Calgary Sun. Wordless and whimsical, LOON has been described by audiences as watching a living cartoon, or live-action Pixar. In their distinct style of visual storytelling, with rich soundscapes, fantastical puppetry, timeless slapstick and deft physical performance, the WONDERHEADS ignite the hearts and imaginations of every audience member.


Winner of four Critics’ Choice Awards, three Best of Fest Awards, and described by the CBC as “pure magic,” LOON has been delighting audiences 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.

Additional Information

Visit the WONDERHEADS website for photos and additional information about the production.

Tickets—UH Hilo Performing Arts Center
For ticket information call (808) 932-7490 or visit the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center ticket website.

Tickets—UH Mānoa Orvis Auditorium
For ticket information call (808) 956-8246 or visit Outreach Hawaiʻi.


Watch the trailer for LOON.

Cast members of LOON by WONDERHEADS

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