Wortham Center Student Series
Lightwire Theater presents The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare: The Next Generation
Friday, October 6, 2023 at 10 a.m. & 12 p.m.
Recommended for grades K-5
Performance duration: 60 min.
This electrifying combination of theatre, dance, and technology brings classic tales to new light.
We begin with Aesop’s classic fable of The Tortoise and the Hare but continue the story — which finds them 10 years down the road, now with children of their own and exploring modern day distractions. Smart phones and video games create a new landscape of lost connections to life experiences. The Next Gen features Tortoise Junior and Li’l Hare in a whole new kind of race, where their adventures lead them into unexpected territory. Old Man Tortoise and Big Daddy Hare must come together despite their differences to find and save their children. What hurdles will they have to overcome to make it to the finish line?
With dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling and the creative use of music from classical to pop, this production brings this tale into a new brilliant light.
Connect with the artists in a post-show Q&A.
*This production contains lasers and strobe lights.
Reservations for groups (11 people or more): $11 each. To reserve, complete the Student Series Reservation Form. Please note that all group reservations require a deposit of $1 per ticket. Please contact the box office if you have questions.
Time10 a.m. & 12 p.m.
18 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801 (map)