Ohio Theatre


Saturday, May 6 at 11:00am, 2:00pm
Sunday, May 7 at 2:00pm

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Show Description

A balloon can be a friend to play with or a maker of friendships. It can hold its breath for days and disappear in an instant. It can make your hair stand on end and fill you with laughter. A balloon can be something loved or something lost; something shared or something broken. A balloon can be anything you need it to be. Inspired by a poem by e.e. cummings, The Moon’s a Balloon suggests that all sorts of possibilities reside in the simplest of things.

Exploration, play and invention are at the heart of the way children make friends. 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. Simple white balloons, two performers, and a musician can, through exploration, play and search for meaning, give rise to a rich variety of composition, beauty, laughter, wonder, joy, and story, and delight and inspire the hearts and minds of the audience.

For ages: 3+

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About Patch Theatre Company

Patch Theatre Company is based in Adelaide, South Australia and has presented over 100 new productions to more than 1.8 million children and their families since it began in 1972. Over the last decade, Patch Theatre Company has presented 9 of its repertoire productions, in more than 29 international seasons, to children’s festivals and venues in the US, Canada, Singapore, Korea, Japan and New Zealand. In that time, Patch Theatre has delivered 10 national Playing Australia tours and has presented 9 seasons at the Sydney Opera House and 10 seasons at the Arts Centre, Victoria. We seek to provoke, tickle, prod and beguile children with performances that celebrate the experience of childhood, the joys of play, the whims of the imagination, the struggle to make meaning and the challenge of growing and developing through the most complex and telling phase of their lives.