Lightwire Theater at OCC

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Lightwire Theater goes prehistoric at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 1 and 4 p.m., with the visually stunning show “Dino-Light.”

The Lightwire Theater group, based in New Orleans, combines theater and technology to bring stories to life in complete darkness, and are internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry. The company was a semi-finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and the winner of Tru TV’s “Fake Off.”

In the original “Dino-Light” storyline, a famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love.

This glow-in-the-dark adventure has been praised for its cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance. “Dino-Light” is the first feature-length theatrical production performed by creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp, and was the recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant.

The performance is sponsored by RWJBarnabas Health Community Medical Center, as part of its Family Series.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for children, and can be purchased online at grunincenter.org; by phone at 732-255-0500; or in person at the Grunin Center Box Office, Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ask about group rates.