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Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey

Sunday, March 23, 3:00pm

Marvin the Mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats, he is labeled as a loser and a geek. As respite from the continuous badgering, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures and be the hero. Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime: a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril, and views awesome beauty.

Will Marvin make his dreams come true and experience the glory and acceptance he craves? Lightwire Theater is proud to present MOON MOUSE, a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences.

Lightwire Theater is proud to present MOON MOUSE, a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences.

This glow-in-the-dark adventure is visually amazing and has been praised for its cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance by audiences all over the world.

“ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE” – ROLLING STONE

 

“THEIR CAPTIVATING COMBINATION OF DANCE, PUPPETRY AND LIGHTING EARNED LIGHTWIRE A STANDING OVATION” – TV GUIDE

 

“LIGHTWIRE CAME ON STAGE TONIGHT AND BLEW EVERYONE AWAY…” – E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION

 

“…AN EYE-POPPING DISPLAY OF STORYTELLING THAT’S LIKE NOTHING ELSE YOU’VE EVER SEEN.” – BROADWAYWORLD.COM

 

“YOU’RE EVERYTHING THAT MAKES AMERICA GREAT!” – HOWARD STERN – AMERICA’S GOT TALENT

Ian and Eleanor Carney were both born and raised in New Orleans and met at the age of 13 through ballet class. Their successful dancing careers took them to New York, and it was on Broadway when Ian met co-creator Corbin Popp, while dancing in Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out. An immediate connection was made between the kindred spirits as they discovered their mutual love of art, theater, and technology. After coming across a product called, “EL Wire,” the lights turned on and the possibilities seemed endless. Together, with their wives, Eleanor, and Whitney, they began to experiment with shapes and designs to develop puppetry-based neon creatures that quickly came to life. After years of engineering and development, they initially founded CORBIAN Visual Arts and Dance. Although New York offered many opportunities, Ian and Eleanor wanted to return to New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit their hometown. With the hopes of helping to rebuild their city, they were joined by Corbin and Whitney Popp and eventually founded Lightwire Theater. Since then, they have become internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry, poignant storytelling and music scores designed to evoke imagery. Lightwire Theater continues to create and deliver innovative theatrical experiences to audiences worldwide based out of New Orleans, LA.