Date ArticleType
12/30/2016 Press Release
MEMBER: Moon Mouse Returns to NPAC

MEMBER: Moon Mouse returns to NPAC


WHEN: Friday, January 13, 2017
TIME: 6:30 p.m.


GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Niswonger Performing Arts Center is excited to announce the return of Lightwire Theater to the NPAC on Friday, January 13 at 6:30 pm. Come witness this dynamic performance of Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey.


Marvin the mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats, he is labeled as a loser and a geek. To get away from the continuous badgering, he retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures, to be the hero. Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime: a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket, where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril and awesome beauty. That’s the story line for Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey, the Lightwire Theater cosmic adventure about celebrating differences with their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry, poignant storytelling, and music scores.


Lightwire Theater creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp met while dancing in Twyla Tharp’s Broadway show Movin’ Out. An immediate connection was made as they discovered their mutual love of art, theater and technology. After coming across a product called electroluminescent wire or “EL wire” for short, the possibilities seemed endless. Together with their wives, they began to develop EL wire puppetry based on creatures that quickly gained personality. The performances are a truly unique, innovative and visually dazzling theatrical experience told solely through movement and puppetry, so its up to your creative imagination to determine what is happening on stage!


Don't miss Moon Mouse at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC) in historic downtown Greeneville, TN on Friday, January 13th at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $15 for orchestra and mezzanine level seating and $10 for balcony seats. Tickets may be purchased online at, in person at the NPAC box office, or by calling 423-638-1679. This performance is sponsored by Andrew Johnson Bank.

A school day performance is also offered at 10:00 AM. Call the business office at 423.638.1328 for more information.


NPAC offers online seat selection with no processing or delivery fees. There is a $1.50 ticketing fee per ticket regardless of purchase method. The box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am until 5 pm. The 1150 seat performing arts center is located adjacent to the campus of Greeneville High School. For venue information, and to purchase tickets, please visit