Atlantic Fringe Festival: Loki’s Big Dream serves up important life lessons

Dartmouth native Jim Dalling lends children life lessons about love with his play Loki’s Big Dream.

Part of this year’s Fringe Festival, it’s the story of a city boy being influenced by time spent in the country with his grandfather throughout his childhood.

It’s the perfect performance for combined child engagement and adult consideration. Festival veteran Dalling gives an energetic, interactive performance. He not only had the audience participate but the inquisitive kids present asking important questions about life.

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Playing the role of narrator, the character Loki, and the boy’s grandfather, Dalling passes between these beings with an element of entertaining bizarreness – a quirk that works in this kids’ show.

He also uses the show to make clear what matters in the long run: to think with your head and lead your life with your heart – balancing both to have a good start.

Consideration of dreams also occurs – those we contemplate while conscious, as well as the ones slipping into our sleep state, waiting for us to interpret them when we wake.

The story keeps kids learning and playing with the aid of puppetry, masks and clowning around.

If you’d like an easy introduction to loss for your young ones and still want the process to be considered fun you might think of taking them to see this show.

It can still be seen at the Museum of Natural History on:

Wed. Sept. 3 – 8:10 p.m.

Thurs. Sept. 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Fri. Sept. 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Sat. Sept. 6 – 2:35 p.m.

Sun. Sept. 7 – 4:05 p.m.

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