Vancouver Fringe Fest review: Loon is a tale of loneliness and love
Moonlight has always been for lovers, but Loon offers a whole new twist. Wonderheads, the folks who brought Grim and Fischer to last year’s Fringe, are back with a sweet, moving tale of loneliness and love.
It’s amazing how many emotions can be conveyed by a single expression: the full-head mask worn by Kate Braidwood’s solitary janitor communicates sadness, perplexity, and joyous wonder as her character lurches between his uneventful work day and his rich fantasy life. Braidwood’s precise and expressive physicality makes her lonely bachelor both amusing and sympathetic, and director Andrew Phoenix deftly incorporates a terrific cello score into this tale of moonlight and magic.
At Waterfront Theatre on September 9 (5:20 p.m.), 11 (7:45 p.m.), 12 (5 p.m.), 15 (9 p.m.), and 16 (5 p.m.)