Solo show with a light bulb moment
LALALUNA is a solo show physical theatre performer Wolfe Bowart needs a lot of words to describe.
“But the first thing to say is that it’s a familyfriendly theatre piece,” he said.
“Some people call it magic realism because the story is quite fantastical; the light bulb in the moon burns out and the caretaker of the moon is trying to find a way to relight it.
“Shadows, film, magic, juggling and acrobatics are all used to further the story, so it’s not a circus piece per se where it’s a trick and then stop and say ‘tada’.
“In theatre you’re telling the story first and using the circus skills or magic to further that story.”
Having grown up in Tucson, Arizona, Bowart now calls Perth home when he is not touring, after meeting his Perthborn wife, Kerryn Negus.
The two were working in Hollywood, Bowart as a script writer and Negus as a publicist for Cannes Film Festival.
The couple now have SpoonTree Productions, which has toured Wolfe’s shows LaLaLuna, The Man The Sea Saw and Letter’s End worldwide.
LaLaLuna will be the final in the cross-generational production trio to be performed in Perth during this year’s AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things, despite being created before the others and performed more than 300 times everywhere from the UK and Brazil to South Korea and Bahrain.
Wolfe Bowart in LaLaLuna.