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March
Wolfe Bowart tells tale of a moon caretaker
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Wolfe Bowart, one the masters of physical theatre, will perform in Hong Kong next month (April) for the "Family Fiesta 2008", presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

As a playwright, Bowart has been commissioned to write for various theatres in the US and Europe. His play, "Lemmings and Pallbearers", won Best of the Festival at the New City Theatre Festival in Seattle. Bowart has co-written several motion pictures and television screenplays. He has also guest-starred on various TV channels. As a director and artist-in-residence, Bowart has brought physical theatre to people of all ages in conjunction with various theatres.

Bowart will bring his latest solo theatrical production "LaLaLuna" to Hong Kong audiences. This is a surreal and whimsical tale of the moon's caretaker as he struggles to relight the darkened moon. "LaLaLuna" is circus, theatre, magic and film woven together with a poetic and comic physical language all its own. Bowart will show how to pocket a moonbeam and take the journey to a place where gravity is not always on its best behaviour, float in a comic and visually stunning dreamscape as he casts his whimsical eye on the moon in "LaLaLuna". It is an extraordinary theatrical journey for adults and children alike!

In 2006, "LaLaLuna" earned "Best of the Fest" raves from critics and audiences alike at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and the acclaimed Out of the Box Festival at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre during the first Australian tour. "LaLaLuna" was also awarded a Playing Australia arts grant to undertake a 40-performance tour of Australia in 2007.

Details of the shows are as follows:

April 4 (Friday) 8pm
Cultural Activities Hall, Sha Tin Town Hall

April 5 (Saturday) 8pm
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre

April 6 (Sunday) 8pm
Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre

April 7 (Monday) 8pm
Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre

Tickets priced at $170 and $110 are now available at all URTBIX outlets. Half-price concessions will be granted to senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. (Limited tickets for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients are available on a first-come, first-served basis.) For package purchase discount, please refer to the programme leaflet for details.

For programme enquiries, call 2268 7323; for ticketing enquiries and reservations, call 2734 9009. Internet bookings are available at http://www.urbtix.hk . For credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999. Visit http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp for more information on the programme.

Ends/Friday, March 14, 2008
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