Moon Show 143

September 14 - September 18, 2013 in the Dowling Studio

Inspired by cultural moon myths and beliefs from around the world, Moon Show 143 is a theatrical duet combining live and recorded sound, puppets, and movement. Following the moon on its cyclical journey with Earth, the piece portrays four fateful encounters between humans and the moon to tell a story of connection and inevitability. Rock concert theatrics collide with interstellar imagery to form a new moon myth in this world premiere.

About the Artist

Kyle Loven is a Seattle-based theater and visual artist. His work combines puppetry, projections, objects and other art forms with live actors. His live performances (B, my dear Lewis, Crandal's Bag, When You Point at the Moon, Loss Machine) have been seen in Amsterdam, Taipei, New York, Minneapolis, Portland, Orlando and Seattle. In addition to his original creations, Kyle has worked most extensively with Michael Sommers and Susan Haas' Open Eye Figure Theatre but has also performed with Theatre de la Jeune Lune and The Children's Theatre Company. Kyle is the recipient of grants from the Jim Henson Foundation, 4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

Post-Show Events

Saturday, September 14:

DJ Marinos will play space-inspired tracks in the Pohlad Lobby as the Bell Museum welcomes patrons into its ExploraDome inflatable planetarium in the Studio.

Sunday, September 15:

Chris Koza and Linnea Mohn of local band Rogue Valley will play moon-inspired songs from their full-length season albums.

Tuesday, September 17:

Astronomer and University of Minnesota Astrophysics Professor Terry Jay Jones will discuss the science of the sky in Gold Medal Park.

Seating in the Dowling Studio is general admission and begins 30 minutes before curtain.

Run time: 60 minutes with no intermission.
This production includes strobe lights and is recommended for ages 13 and older.


Kyle Loven
Paurl Walsh

Artistic Staff

Nick Hubbard
Kyle Loven
Lighting Designer
Amiya Brown
Paurl Walsh
Kate Wallich
Stage Manager
Laura Abend


production photo of Moon Show 143
production photo of Moon Show 143
production photo of Moon Show 143
production photo of Moon Show 143
Production photos by Paul Eide

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