DateMarch 25 - 26, 2023
Doors OpenHalf-Hour Prior to Each Performance
Ticket Prices$13 (including fees)
AvailabilityOn Sale Now
We begin with Aesop’s classic fable of ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’ and fast-forward 10 years later to a time when personal connections and life experiences seem to be losing to modern-day distractions like smartphones and video games. Our two characters are now raising children of their own, Tortoise Junior and Lil’ Hare, who embark on a race of their own. When their adventure leads our Next Gen heroes into unexpected territory, Old Man Tortoise and Big Daddy Hare must come together despite their differences to find and save their children, overcoming whatever hurdles, to make it to the finish line.
With dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling, and music from classical to pop, this production brings this legendary tale into a brilliant new light.
Please be advised: this show features flashes of light that could trigger seizures for people with visual sensitivities.
Additional Ticket Information
Seniors, students, veterans, clergy, and employees of the Archdiocese of New York receive a $5 discount on tickets with valid ID. Please contact our box office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 219-3132 for more information and to purchase tickets.
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About Lightwire Theater
Lightwire Theater has been featured as a semi-finalist on NBC's America’s Got Talent and winner of Tru TV's Fake Off. The group combines theater and technology to bring stories to life in complete darkness and is internationally recognized for its signature brand of electroluminescent artistry. Lightwire co-creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp met in New York City while dancing in Twyla Tharp's Movin' Out on Broadway. An immediate connection was made between the kindred spirits as they discovered their mutual love of art, theater, and technology. After coming across a product called, “el wire,” the lights turned on and the possibilities seemed endless. Together, with their wives Eleanor and Whitney, they began to experiment with shapes and designs to develop puppetry-based neon creatures that quickly came to life. Based in New Orleans, Lightwire Theater continues to create and deliver innovative theatrical experiences to audiences worldwide including Hong Kong, Estonia, Canada, Belarus, China, and Abu Dhabi, and as finalists on My TF1’s, The Best Le Meilleur Artiste in Paris.
The process of building Lightwire Theater’s electroluminescent characters starts with the creators and the cast. They build everything from the ground up, utilizing recyclable materials including aluminum rods, election signs, skate board wheels, dryer ducting, plumbing supplies, PVC pipes, fishing poles, duct tape, zip ties and back packs to help define peaks and angles. These common household items help create durable and pliable sculptures that can withstand the movement of the dancers for multiple performances. Black fabric is added to the sculpture for dimension and then lined with electroluminescent wire known as “el wire”. Unlike blacklights, “el wire” can be powered by batteries, requires no theatrical lighting and gives a 360-degree of glowing light. The result…anything your inner-child can dream of including 16-ft. tall birds, dinosaurs, ducks, soldiers, swords and more!
Special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more. Please call the box office at (212) 219-3132 or email email@example.com