Wally Watthead and His Lost Glow to Make American Premiere at New World Stages
By Carey Purcell
The American premiere of Wally Watthead and his Lost Glow will play New World Stages in a one-night performance Jan. 14, 2014, at 7 PM.
Created, conceived and performed by Janne Raudaskoski, the family entertainment combines magic, clowning, mime, black light theatre, video and various special effects.
The cast includes Raudaskoski as Wally, Tuija Nuojua as Polly Picture and Jonathan Hutchings as the voice of Simon Simcard.
Directed by Sami Rannila, Wally Watthead features a script by Raudaskoski and Rannila.
"Wally Watthead and His Lost Glow is magician Janne Raudaskoski's adventurous and experiential magic theatre performance for the entire family," press notes state. "The play takes place on the night desk of a girl called Polly — the home to a mobile phone, a night lamp and a picture of Polly. Everything is fine until one day Wally Watthead, the night lamp, loses his glow. Simon Simcard, a smartphone, helps Wally regain his glow, and the magic of the play is based on their adventures together. Among a variety of other tricks, Wally Watthead is seen levitating in the air and shrinking himself to miniature size. The chemistry between the two buddies is, however, put to test when Polly Picture — whom Wally is rather fond of — comes to life."
Wally Watthead features magic by Raudaskoski and Tatu Tyni, video by Sanna Malkavaara, light and sound design by Petri Mikkonen, costumes by Kaisa Kemikoski, set design by Kemikoski and Raudaskoski and makeup by Minna Pilvinen.
More information can be found by visiting amazingmagictheatre.com.
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