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Artists Series to present Lightwire's 'A Very Electric Christmas' Dec. 8

| Alison Wagener

UW-Eau Claire's Artists Series will present Lightwire Theater’s production of "A Very Electric Christmas" Dec. 8. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Ojibwe Ballroom of Davies Center on UW-Eau Claire’s lower campus. Immediately following the performance will be a reception with refreshments in the lobby of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

"A Very Electric Christmas" will brighten your holidays with a captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday classics including songs by Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky. Performers tell the tale of a young bird named Max who gets blown off his course while heading south for the winter with his family. Max ends up alone and lost at the North Pole, and as he tries to make his way home, his journey is complicated by caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and an evil rat king.

Lightwire Theater is internationally recognized for its unique combination of dance, storytelling and electroluminescent artistry. Their performers control glowing characters created from scratch, with each sculpture taking nearly 200 hours to build. The innovative theatrical company is based in New Orleans.

All tickets are available for order online, at the Service Center, 715-836-3727, in Davies Center’s east lobby, or at the door on the day of the event.

The Artists Series is funded by student segregated fees through UW-Eau Claire. Performers are selected and administered by the Activities, Involvement and Leadership office and by an administrative committee composed of students, faculty, staff and community members. General promotional support is provided by WHYS Radio and Wisconsin Public Radio. The Artists Series was created in 1965 and is now in its 52nd season promoting the performing arts and continues to seek development of aesthetic awareness, interdisciplinary appreciation and cultivation of a multicultural experience.