Puppeteer Kyle Loven is a Seattle star, having earned accolades and awards, not to mention the attention and a grant from the puppet master himself (or at least his corporation), Jim Henson. Loven performed at the 2010 Risk/Reward new works festival, and now the organization is bringing him back to perform his newest work, Loss Machine. And what a machine it is—although it seems to operate as much in the emotional and sensory realm as in the world of gears and levers. Moody and dark, yes, but reviews suggest there will be a good deal of beauty, too, in this magical contraption.
Loss Machine plays Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 5 pm at Artists Rep Theater. Ticket info here.