A Perfect Balance
(Written and directed by Mary Hall Surface)
Actor and visual artist Kevin Reese presents A Perfect Balance, a one-man play inspired by Alexander Calder’s mobiles. Celebrating the creative process, playfulness, wonder, and invention, this magical show delights all ages.
This one-man play follows a young artist, Sandy, on his quest to capture his vision of life. Challenged by his father to create a “masterpiece,” Sandy playfully experiments with drawing, painting and sculpting, accompanied by his puppet-like circus creations - his muse Fioni-of-the-flying-trapeze, his friend Ringmaster Loyal and his foe, Monsieur Critique. Only when Sandy risks taking his shapes “off the page” does he find his way to the show’s spectacular conclusion.
This magical show offers a visual metaphor for the art of teaching/learning.
First performed in 1991
Has been presented over 1,300 times during 25 seasons of national and international touring
Featured at the National Gallery of Art, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Taiwan International Children’s Festival, and the Seattle International Children’s Festival.
Performed at the 1993 RITEJ Festival in Lyon, France – one of the most prestigious festivals of theatre for young audiences in the world.
The first American company to be invited since 1981.
Presented at art museums throughout the country including the San Jose Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of the Arts, and the Jacksonville Museum of Art.