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 Lightwire Theatre presents The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare

The Next Generation


 Lightwire Theatre presents The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare

The Next Generation
Thursday Mar. 11, 2021 at 7:00pm
Akron Civic Theatre

The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare:

The Next Generation

 We begin with Aesop’s classic fable of the The Tortoise and the Hare but continue the story which finds them 10 years down the road, now with children of their own and exploring modern day distractions.  Smart phones and video games create a new landscape of lost connections to life experiences. The Next Gen features Tortoise Junior and Lil’ Hare in a whole 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.

Doors open 1 hour prior to showtime.

The Civic Theatre will be practicing social distancing and sanitation protocols as recommended by the State of Ohio Dept. of Public Health.


All patrons will have their temperature checked prior to entering the building.  Those with a temperature of 100.4 or lower will be admitted.  If a patron has a temperature Between 100.4 and 102.5, they will be permitted to wait in a holding area for re-test in 15 minutes.  If their temperature remains above 100.4, they will not be permitted to enter the building and an appropriate refund will be arranged.  Any patron with a temperature of 102.5 or greater will not be permitted in the theater and an appropriate refund will be arranged.

Face masks MUST be worn at all times by all attendees when in the theater, except when consuming food or beverage, which must be done at your seat. Face masks must be worn in all interactions with theater employees and volunteers.

All seats are reserved, with most in Pods of 4. Each Pod is separated from other pods with 6’ circumference on all sides. All patrons must sit in the seat specified on their ticket. The seating area will be disinfected in accordance to industry best practices before your event and after your departure.  During the event, sanitation stations will be available throughout the theater.


A limited concessions menu will be available for most shows.  Credit card payment is appreciated.


Restrooms are available on the first and second floors, pending attendance and location of patron seating.  Please heed the signage and stanchions in the restrooms indicating which stalls/fixtures should be used.


Please leave the theater immediately following the event and be respectful of social distancing when exiting. Directional signage will guide you to the Theater exits.

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