With its dazzling visuals, poignant choreography and creative use of music ranging from classical to jazz to pop, Lightwire Theater literally brings these beloved tales into a new and brilliant light.
Lightwire Theater is a collaborative creation of Ian Carney and Corbin Popp. This neon light theater tells stories for all audiences through the use of illuminated full-body puppetry. Lightwire Theater brings new life to a pair of classic tales, Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling" and Aesop's fable, "The Tortoise and The Hare." Lined with electroluminescent wire, these well-known characters continue the Corbian tradition as they illuminate the darkened stage and wend their way into audiences' hearts.
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, Lightwire Theaterbrings 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. This show 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.”