Lightwire Theater brings new life to a pair of classic tales
Last week, New Orleans based Lightwire Theater performed in the series finale of truTV’s new competition series, Fake Off against three other teams for the grand prize of $100,000. When Lightwire Theater’s 1970’s decade challenge was revealed, “We were excited,” said Eleanor Carney, Creator and Executive Director of Lightwire Theater, “we knew this would be a great opportunity to showcase our brand of magic and great music during that decade.”
Lightwire Theater’s “Studio 54” interpretation received a perfect score from all three judges. During the reviews on their final performance, Harry Shum, Jr. declared, “it was an explosive, insane performance” with TLC’s Chilli adding, “You nailed the 70’s…the things you guys can do with EL (electroluminescent) wire is just amazing.” The weigh in from the studio audience revealed another perfect score of 10 securing the top spot, cash prize and the title of “America’s Best Fakers.” Their initial reaction was one of shock and amazement, “It could have gone either way,” said Ian Carney, Creator, Artistic Director and Choreographer. “We are thrilled and honored to be among the extremely talented performance artists featured in truTV’s Fake Off. This competition gave us the opportunity to expand beyond our creative comfort zone and push our physicals limits.”
This February, Corbian/Lightwire Theater brings new life to a pair of classic tales to Loeb Playhouse — Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling and Aesop’s fable The Tortoise and the Hare. Lined with EL wire, these well-known characters continue the Corbian tradition as they beautifully illuminate the stage and dazzle audiences of all ages.
The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and the Hare
Sunday, February 22 / 3:00 PM