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15:12 PM

GSU to present 'A Very Electric Christmas'


The Center for Performing Arts (CPA) at Governors State University (GSU) will celebrate the holidays with Lightwire Theater’s production of ‘A Very Electric Christmas’ on December 11.

Lightwire, which appeared as a semi-finalists on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, combines performance, puppetry, dance and modern light technology to bring stories to life. The December production follows the story of a young bird, named Max and his family, as they begin their journey south for the winter. Lightwire describes the tale as one of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits.

In between two shows, attendees will be able to enjoy Santa’s STEAM Fair from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., where attendees will have the opportunity to meet Lightwire artists and learn the technology behind their production. Additionally, a tour of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park will be held at 3 p.m.

“We are excited to welcome the holidays with arts and science-inspired events,” said Center Executive Director Lana Rogachevskaya. “Lightwire Theater and the STEAM fair will engage young community members and inspire curiosity while introducing them to the wonder of electroluminescent technology, science, arts, sculpture, robotics, and the Arts.”

The group will perform one show at 1 p.m. and another 5 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $20 for children 14 and under and $25 to $35 for adults. They are available here or through the box office at (708) 235-2222. 

Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for all guests ages 12 and up is required for attendence. Masks are also required for guests ages 2 and up.