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Wild Night, Amazing Light This Week at Hatfield Hall’s Family Series

March 8, 2013

          Jack Hanna
 

Jack Hanna

Saturday, March 9
2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets: $23 to $27 for adults, $15 for students.

Hatfield Hall Theater
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute

Purchase tickets by contacting the Hatfield Hall
ticket desk at 812-877-8544 or visiting the
office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or noon
to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The ticket office will also
be open one hour before each show.

If you’re looking for family fun this month, look no further than Hatfield Hall, where Rose-Hulman’s Performing Arts Series will feature two nationally-recognized acts.

America’s Favorite Zookeeper, Jack Hanna, will bring his menagerie of animal friends for two shows on Saturday, March 9, at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Then on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. the Lightwire Theater will put a high-tech spin on a pair of classic fairy tales when it presents “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Ugly Duckling.”

Hanna’s enthusiasm and hands-on approach to wildlife conservation has won him widespread acclaim as an author, television personality, and conservationist. He has made countless appearances on shows such as Good Morning America, CNN’s Larry King Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Fox News, and the Late Show with David Letterman.

Director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Hanna also created two of his own nationally syndicated television programs, Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures and Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild. Unscripted and action-packed, Into the Wild won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Series.

Author of 10 books, his timeless tales continue to captivate audiences of every generation. His autobiography was Jack Hanna: My Wild Life (2008) and he recently released the newest book in his children’s series, Passport Into the Wild. This book takes readers on a journey across all seven continents to explore fascinating cultures and animals.

In the spirit of Hanna’s conservation efforts, Hatfield Hall will donate a portion of the proceeds from his appearances to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center (EFRC), located in nearby Center Point, Indiana. The facility, currently housing 230 big cats, provides permanent homes for exotic felines that have been abused or abandoned.  EFRC representatives will also be on hand to provide information about the center and its educational outreach programs.

Tickets for both Jack Hanna shows are $15 for students and $23 to $27 for adults, and may be purchased by phone at 812-877-8544 or in person at the Hatfield Hall ticket desk.

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Lightwire Theater

Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m.

Tickets: $10 adults, $5 student

Hatfield Hall Theater
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute

Purchase tickets by contacting the Hatfield Hall ticket desk at 812-877-8544 or visiting the office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The ticket office will also be open one hour before each show.

What do you get when you add high-tech magic to timeless fairytales? A captivating new twist on storytelling through visual arts, with Lightwire Theater’s adaptations of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” and Aesop’s fable, “The Tortoise and The Hare.”

Recently featured on America’s Got Talent, Lightwire Theater’s unique brand of storytelling has captivated audiences across the United States and Canada. 

In an age when television, computers, and video games reign supreme, the folks at Lightwire Theater, in conjunction with Corbian Visual Arts and Dance, use cutting-edge technology and moving sculpture to bring new life to a pair of classic tales.

Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” has helped generations of children understand one of humanity’s universal struggles. Lightwire Theater brings this classic story to the modern stage offering hope to us all as we root for the ugly duckling, who exemplifies resilience and heroism along the way to becoming a beautiful swan.

Meanwhile Aesop’s fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare,” now more than 2,500 years old, continues to drive home the time-tested adage “Slow and steady wins the race.”

Lined with electroluminescent wire, these well-known characters illuminate the darkened stage as they tell the beloved stories of perseverance and resilience, imparting life lessons to their young audience.

Tickets for the Lightwire Theater show are $5 for students and $10 for adults, and may be purchased by phone at 812-877-8544 or in person at the Hatfield Hall ticket desk. For complete season information, including artist videos and more, visit hatfieldhall.com.