Lightwire Theater Returns to the Lutcher With Moon Mouse a Space Odyssey

Published 2:49 pm Monday, April 25, 2016

Special to The Leader

ORANGE — America’s Got Talent Finalists return to the Lutcher Theater with Moon Mouse a Space Odyssey, Wednesday, April 27, 2016 for two performances at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. All student tickets are $5 and adult tickets are $10 and are available by calling the Lutcher Theater Box Office at 409.886.5535. (Tickets for the daytime series, Lutcher Incredible Kids Events are not available online.)

Marvin the mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats, he is labeled as a looser and a geek. As respite from the continuous badgering, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures and to be the hero.

Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime: a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket, where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril and views awesome beauty. Will Marvin make his dreams come true and experience the glory and acceptance he craves?

Each Lightwire Performance is a unique interpretation of a story told by dancers and glow-in-the-dark puppets. These stories are told solely through movement and puppetry, without words, so it is up to your creative imagination to determine what is happening on stage!

Creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp met while dancing in Twyla Tharp’s Broadway show Movin’ Out. An immediate connection was made as they discovered their mutual love of art, theater and technology. After coming across a product called electroluminescent wire or “EL wire” for short, the possibilities seemed endless. Together, with their wives El-eanor and Whitney, they began to develop EL wire puppetry based on creatures that quickly gained personality. The performances are a truly unique, innovative and visually dazzling theatrical experience. Utilizing the talents of four cast members, they strap on EL wire puppetry to their entire bodies and bring the creatures to life through movement and dance.

Lightwire Theater was recently seen at the Lutcher in A Very Electric Christmas and The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare.

The Lutcher Incredible Kids Events Series is sponsored by Gopher Industrial, Service League of Orange and the Lutcher Theater Service Guild.

The Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main, Orange, Texas.