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Friday, June 8 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday Night Family Fun

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The Otherworld Balloon is a live performance that uses the transporting power of sound, voice, and music to explore other worlds— whether of the past, the present, the future, the mythical, or the purely imaginary.  Through books, writers, and the special collections of this magical Library of the Air, we’ll use full strength imagination to fuel the journey. 

David Ossman, comedian and character actor (Firesign Theatre, A Bug’s Life, The Tick) will host the first voyage of the balloon, as it takes off with the letter A for Adventure. The Otherworld Balloon will fly us from the skies above Kansas City to the Sky-lands of the Maori with Amelia Earhardt and Bessie Coleman, to a steamer crossing the Atlantic with Langston Hughes, to the farthest corner of the unknown Oz with Princess Ozma and her Wizard.  All aboard!  The Otherworld Balloon lifts off at the Truman Forman Auditorium, for Family Fun Night, June 8, 6:30 p.m. on the dot. The show will be recorded for future broadcast/podcast with live audience participation in making sound effects. Arrive early to get a good seat and practice your part.  

The Otherworld Balloon is a production of Otherworld Media, an award-winning producer of programs for children and families since 1981. This performance is made possible in part with support from the 2018 HEAR Now Audio Festivals (www.hearnowfestival.org).

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Judith Walcutt

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Corwin Award Winner Judith Walcutt brings Thursday night's Mark Time Awards & Friday Night Family Fun to this year's HEAR Now Festival.

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David Ossman

David Ossman is a comedian and a character actor (Firesign Theatre, A Bug’s Life, The Tick) having received 3 Grammy nominations for his work with Firesign.

Friday June 8, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Truman Auditorium Park Plaza Branch of Kansas City Library

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