MirrorMask at the Varsity

Last week, my wife and I went to see Mirror Mask at the Varsity in the U District, and we were treated to a rather nice show, even though this is essentially Labyrinth without any 80’s garnish (i.e. no David Bowie). Mirror Mask is a collaboration between writer Neil Gaiman, artist Dave McKean and the Jim Henson company. As you might have expected, it features a surrealistic storyline, stunning artwork and illustration, and copious use of amazing puppets, masks, and animations. I highly recommend it.

As a side note, afterwards we went up to Aladdin Falafel. I haven’t eaten here in 5 years, but it’s still the best falafel shop in town.

2 Comments so far

  1. Kelly (unregistered) on October 30th, 2005 @ 4:16 pm

    I saw it last week as well, and found it utterly enchanting. Someone I know recently said that there are only 5 stories in the world (down from Shakespeare’s 7); he’d merely see both MirrorMask and Labyrinth as being derivitives of that same sort of thing.

    So yes, the story was very simple, but there was an incredible amount of magic to seeing McKean’s art in motion.


  2. Ryan Weaver (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 8:37 pm

    When was Mirror Mask playing and am I still able to see it in the future in a theatre or do I have to wait until it is relased?



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