The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and the Hare

Electroluminescent puppetry show

Fresh on the heels of their breakout success, the creators ofDarwin 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.

Dazzling visuals, signature electroluminescent puppetry, poignant choreography and creative use of music, brings these beloved tales into a new and brilliant light.

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.”

This performance will also be presented as a school-only performance for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade. More about school-only performances