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CSC to host nationally known electroluminescent puppetry group April 3

March 24, 2014

The Lightwire Theater production of the “The Ugly Duckling and Tortoise and the Hare” is coming to Chadron State College April 3. The performance will be in the Memorial Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m. Contact the CSC Box Office at 308-432-6207 or boxoffice@csc.edu to reserve tickets. This is a family-friendly presentation.

The New Orleans-based Lightwire Theater full-body puppet group appeared in Season Seven of America’s Got Talent, but was eliminated in the semifinals.

With dazzling visuals, poignant choreography and creative use of music ranging from classical to jazz to pop, this beloved tale is literally brought into a new and brilliant light with Lightwire Theater’s signature electroluminescent puppetry.

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 an unforgettable theatrical experience.

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.”

—CSC Information Services