Kahilu Theatre Presents ‘LOON’ on Feb. 9

February 4, 2017, 11:05 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:03 PM
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The LOONS. Photo courtesy of Kahilu Theatre.

A man. The moon. A most Peculiar Love Story.

This is a brief summary of ‘LOON,’ a critically acclaimed, cartoon-like theater performance coming to Kahilu Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m.

‘LOON’ will be presented by WONDERHEADS, an award-winning physical theater company specializing in masked performance and visual storytelling for both children and adults.

The storyline of ‘LOON’ follows a lonely janitor named Francis who is plagued by isolation and moved by the echoes of his childhood imagination. Finding himself at rock bottom, Francis realizes he has nowhere to go but up, and reaches for the moon to find the love he seeks.

Described by the CBC as “Pure magic,” “LOON” is the winner of four Critics’ Choice Awards and three Best of Fest Awards, blending elements of face-mask physical theater with comedy and pathos. ‘LOON’ is recommended for ages 10 and up.


Doors open at 5 p.m. for the Kahilu performance and there will be beverages and snacks available for sale at the bar. In addition, The Voyager Exhibit will be on display in the Kahilu Theatre galleries.


Tickets are $33, $28, $23 and $18, available for purchase online, or by calling (808) 885-6868, or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

LOONS performed by the WONDERHEADS will perform at Kahilu Theatre on Feb. 9. Photo courtesy of Kahilu Theatre.

LOON will also be performed by the WONDERHEADS at UH Hilo on Friday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.

Tickets can be purchased through the UH Hilo Box Office at (808) 932-7490, or online.


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