Join Raue Center For The Arts on a fantastical neon adventure to the moon as Lightwire Theater presents “Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey” at 7 p.m. on March 10, 2016. The play follows the story of an imaginative mouse as he takes on the adventure of a lifetime!

Marvin the mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats, he is labeled a “loser” and a “geek.” To escape their constant badgering, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs for adventure and the chance to be the hero.

Join Marvin on the adventure of a lifetime: a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket! Follow Marvin as he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril and views awesome beauty. Will Marvin make his dreams come true and experience the glory and acceptance he craves?

After coming across a product called “EL Wire,” the lights turned on and the possibilities seemed endless to Lightwire Theater co-founders Ian Carney and Corbin Popp. They experimented with shapes and designs and developed puppetry-based neon creatures that quickly came to life.

Since then, Carney and Popp have become internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry, poignant storytelling and musical scores designed to evoke imagery. Lightwire Theater continues to create and deliver innovative theatrical experiences to audiences worldwide and is based out of New Orleans.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at or via the Box Office at 815.356.9212 or 26 N. Williams Street in downtown Crystal Lake.

About Raue Center For The Arts

Raue Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all through the arts. For 14 years, they have provided quality programming – striving to make it pertinent, available and affordable to all. As a painstakingly restored, 1920s regional showcase theatre named for its benefactor—Lucile Raue—Raue Center has attracted the finest stars, Broadway shows, musicians and artists. Named on the League of Historic American Theatres, Raue Center is one of the finest examples of restored art and decor in the nation. The 750-seat theatre, located in historic, downtown Crystal Lake, is a gathering place for our region’s citizens and has become a true destination. For additional information, visit, and