Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Live Wire Theater presents the Ugly Duckling and the Tortoise and the Hare
by WDJT Assignment Desk


Fresh on the heels of their break out success, the creators of Darwin the Dinosaur are at it again! In an age when television, computers and video games reign supreme, the folks at Lightwire Theater (in conjunction with Corbian Visual Arts and Dance) bring their use of cutting edge technology, moving sculpture and dance to another unforgettable theatrical experience.

The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare follows in Darwin’s footsteps with its use of Corbian’s signature electroluminescent puppetry.

Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” has helped generations of children understand one of humanity’s universal struggles. Lightwire Theater brings this classic story to the modern stage offering hope to us all as we root for the ugly duckling who exemplifies resilience and heroism along the way to becoming a beautiful swan.

Aesop’s fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare,” now more than 2,500 years old, continues to drive home the time-tested adage, “Slow and steady wins the race.”

Lightwire Theater, with its dazzling visuals, poignant choreography and creative use of music ranging from classical to jazz to pop, literally brings these beloved tales into a new and brilliant light.