Posted by Stephen Parker
on Thursday, 19th December 2013
News release from the Embassy Theatre:
Additional Free Student Matinees added to Embassy
(December 13, 2013) – Due to overwhelming response from area school teachers, the Embassy Theatre has added a second FREE performance to its Learn it Live program on Feb. 20, 2014. A noon (12 p.m.) show featuring Lightwire Theatre is now available to area school groups, educational organizations and the general public.
Lightwire Theatre utilizes electroluminescent creatures that light up the dark in two classic tales of self-worth, Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling and Aesop’s fable, The Tortoise and The Hare. Full body puppeteers and dancers dressed in black costumes lined with electroluminescent wire perform the story with music, prose and dance. This is truly a performance for all ages that is unique and dazzling. Lightwire has been praised for its cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance by audiences all over the world.
The Lightwire Theater performances are the 2014 offering of live theater for young audiences presented annually by the Embassy Theatre thanks to funding from the Lincoln Financial Foundation and Target. Additional support is provided by Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
To learn more about the production, and to see video, visit the Lightwire website at http://lightwiretheater.com/?page_id=29
To make reservations to attend this performance at no cost to students or schools, call the Embassy Theatre box office today at 260.424.5665. For more information about this and other education programming at the Embassy, contact Rebecca Reeder, education manager at 260.424.6287, or [email protected].
About the Embassy Theatre
Built in 1928, the historic Embassy Theatre features national productions from the Broadway stage, concerts of all musical formats, cinema, educational programming and a continued commitment to young people. For more information, visit www.fwembassytheatre.org.