Lightwire: The Show to Light Up Dubuque

Dec 18, 2018

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Lightwire Theater, of Dallas, Texas, will make a stop at University of Dubuque Heritage Center as part of its 2018-2019 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall. Lightwire: The Show replaces the formerly scheduled LUMA: Art in Darkness performance originally scheduled for the same date. LUMA has cancelled its winter tour of the upper Midwest region.

WHAT:             Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series – Lightwire Theater presents Lightwire: The Show

WHEN:             Thursday, Feb. 14 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        Adult $29-$34 advance/$34-$39 day of show; Alumni $24 advance/$29 day of show; Child/Student $15 advance/$20 day of show

It will be a Valentine’s Day unlike any other as Lightwire Theater performs its signature piece, Lightwire: The Show. Lightwire has been featured as semi-finalists on NBC's America’s Got Talent and winners of Tru TV's Fake Off. The company combines theater and technology to bring stories to life in complete darkness and are internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry. Creatures light up the stage in a visually stimulating performance.

In this epic adventure for the whole family, birds grow 16 feet tall, cats fight with light sabers, and 60 electroluminescent creatures light up the stage. The story begins with an outcast young bird trying to come to terms with a strange new power he's been given. Banished from his tribe for being different, he wanders his planet where danger lurks everywhere. A chance encounter with a warrior cat creates an unlikely friendship and together they save their world from an alien species seeking to destroy it. Lightwire: The Show is 80 minutes in duration plus intermission.

Lightwire: The Show can be chosen as part of a flexible season ticket package. Gift packages, tickets, and gift certificates can be purchased at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at

Please note Farber Box Office will be closed Saturday, Dec. 22, through Wednesday, Jan. 2. Online convenience fees will be waived starting 5:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2. Normal box office hours resume Thursday, Jan. 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to ticketed events.