Remember the fun you had as a kid with an empty cardboard box? It could be a spaceship, or a fort, or a race car. A stick could be a sword or a magic wand. A jumprope a lasso or a whip.
That feeling, the idea that amazing possibilities can come from the simplest things, is the premise of a new family-friendly show coming to Walton Arts Center this weekend.
The show, titled The Moon’s a Balloon, was created by Patch Theatre Company of Australia, and inspired by the ee cummings poem of the same name.
In itself, the show is a simple production, featuring just two performers, a musician, and a simple, white balloons, but the discoveries made and truths uncovered in the show are decidedly more profound.
Here’s a bit of the synopsis that captures some of this.
A balloon can be many things. It can be a friend to play with or a maker of friendships. A balloon can be something loved or something lost; something shared or something broken. A balloon belongs to everyone, everywhere. It knows no borders or boundaries. Balloons connect us to each other in all kinds of ways…The Moon’s a Balloon is a visual-theater production that celebrates the possibilities of play, the making of friendships and the wonder of creation.
The local production is set for Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. Come an hour early for pre-show activities with the University of Arkansas S.P.A.C.E. Hogs who will be discussing the moon and its phases. And there will be a reading nook too!
The show is recommended for anyone 4 years old and older. Tickets are just $8, on sale now at waltonartscenter.org.
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