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 to 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 Space Odyssey, a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences. Combining dance, puppetry, and traditional theater, the costumes, props and sets come to life as electroluminescent wires create dazzling and colorful 3D sculptures. This wondrous electroluminescent production features more than 40 delightful characters and a variety of music from pop to classical. The 1 p.m. performance on Sunday, April 23 will be ASL interpreted.
Tickets are $20 each and available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787.
Audiences are encouraged to arrive an hour before each performance for free creative activities. The Center’s Education Department offers these enriching experiences to provide young people and their families more opportunities to play together creatively. Studies show that this is critical in helping to develop the ability to think and problem solve.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts applauds The Charles & Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation, Inc. for its support of the Family Series. Parenting OC is the Media Partner of the Family Series. Kia is the Official Automotive Partner of the Center and United Airlines, Official Airline of the Center.
About Lightwire Theater
Lightwire Theater combines optical illusion with technology to produce a theatrical experience. Lightwire Theater creators Ian and Eleanor Carney were both born and raised in New Orleans and met at the age of 13, through ballet class. 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 they began to experiment with shapes and designs to develop puppetry-based neon creatures that quickly came to life. 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.