New twist on the Tortoise and the Hare

Published 1:00 am Friday, October 13, 2023

News Release

The Boyle County Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the third event of our inaugural season – LIGHTWIRE Theatre Adventures of Tortoise and Hare – The Next Gen.

The production is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Boyle County Performing Arts Center at 315 Cunningham Way in Danville.

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The production begins with Aesop’s classic fable of The Tortoise and the Hare but continues the story which finds them 10 years down the road, now with children of their own and exploring modern day distractions.

Smart phones & video games create a new landscape of lost connections to life experiences. The Next Gen features Tortoise Jr. & Lil’ Hare in a 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.

Lightwire Theater has been featured as semi-finalists on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and winners of Tru TV’s Fake Off. The group combines theatre and technology to bring stories to life in complete darkness and are internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry.

Tickets are $20 and $10 for students. For more information, visit