Moon Mouse to light up Memorial Hall stage


Staff report



GREENVILLE — Darke County Center for the Arts Family Theatre Series will present Lightwire Theater’s Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey to close its 2015-2016 season on April 3 at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville.

Internationally recognized for their signature brand of electro-luminscent artistry and poignant storytelling, Lightwire Theater, based in New Orleans, creates innovative theatrical experiences for audiences worldwide.

“To say that this production sparkles doesn’t tell the half of it,” said DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins. “Using five performers, electro-luminscent wire, puppetry, and recorded music to tell their story, Lightwire Theater creates a unique experience that can be enjoyed on many levels by audiences of all ages.”

Billed as a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences, the show uses over forty luminous characters operated by performers wearing costumes illuminated by Phosphor-coated thin copper wire as well as classic music like Elton John’s “Rocket Man” and David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” to tell the tale of Marvin, a constantly picked on little mouse who embarks on the space adventure of a lifetime to find the acceptance he deserves. “Lightwire Theater is passionate and knowledgeable about both theatre and technology; their goal is to inspire a new generation to come to the theater where they will enjoy eye-popping and exciting experiences,” stated Rawlins.

DCCA’s Family Theatre Series was established to provide local families the opportunity to enjoy professional theatrical productions within their home community at an economical cost. Tickets are $5; these low ticket prices are made possible by the contributions provided by the following sponsors: Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation, Second National Bank, Greenville Federal, Greyson James Steyer Fund of the Darke County Foundation, Edison Community College, Gordon Orthodontics, Jordan Insurance Agency, The Andersons Inc., Wayne HealthCare, and Greenville Rotary Club.

The Jean Louise Thieme Fund of the Darke County Foundation and DCCA memberships also support Family Theatre. Additionally, the Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. DCCA also receives operating support from the Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial as well as funding from the Ketrow Foundation and Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund.

Contact DCCA at dcca@centerforarts.net or 937-547-0908 to reserve tickets for Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey or purchase them online at www.centerforarts.net. Tickets are also available at Greenville Public Library and Readmore’s Hallmark in Greenville, as well as Worch Memorial Public Library in Versailles. If any remain by showtime, tickets will also be sold at the door prior to the performance which begins at 2 p.m.

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Staff report