Friday, March 25, 2016


Thanks to support from the DP&L Company Foundation, DCCA’s Family Theatre Series presents Lightwire Theatre’s Moon Mouse a Space Odyssey at St. Clair Memorial Hall, tickets are $5.

The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation has once again given a very generous donation to Darke County Center for the Arts in support of Family Theatre Series and Arts In Education programs. Family Theater Series programs are presented at St. Clair Memorial Hall and are open to the public. Programs are generally based on children’s literature; ticket prices are just $5. Through Arts In Education, and in conjunction with local schools, performing artists are annually taken to each grade of every public school in Darke County, ensuring that children in the community have the opportunity to learn and grow through the arts. According to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan, “DP&L Company Foundation’s support of children’s programming makes it possible for us to present wonderful, creativity enhancing Family Theatre Series programs at an affordable ticket price, and enables all Darke County public school students to experience a culturally enriching artistic program each year.” Jordan continued, “DCCA thanks the Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation for their strong support of the arts; we are absolutely thrilled to see the children in our community receive the benefit of their generosity.”

DCCA’s 2015/2016 Family Theatre Series includes three performances - Theatreworks USA presented The Lightning Thief on October 4th; ArtsPower will presented a colorful musical production of the storybook favorite Madeline & the Bad Hat on November 15th; and Lightwire Theater returns to Darke County with a cosmic adventure of their latest electroluminescent puppetry production Moon Mouse A Space Odyssey on April 3. Family Theatre Series shows take place at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville, tickets are $5 and are available at Readmore’s Hallmark in Greenville, the Greenville Public Library, Worch Memorial Public Library in Versailles, and by contacting DCCA at (937) 547-0908 or online at Remaining tickets will be available, at the door, the day of the performance.

Arts In Education programs for 2015/2016 included Kim & Reggie Harris presenting Music of the Underground Railroad and songs of freedom for students in grades K-3; the Mad River Theater Works production of John Henry bringing history to life for grades 4-6; Living Voices returned to St. Clair Memorial Hall to present the story of Anne Frank Through the Eyes of a Friend to grades 7 & 8; and as seen on NBC’s “The Sing Off” a cappella sensation VoicePlay, recreated the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the human voice, for Darke County High School students. Arts In Education artists are generally in residence for a week as they tour all of the eight public school districts in Darke County.

For more information on DCCA’s Family Theatre Series, Arts In Education outreach or other programming contact the DCCA office at (937) 547-0908 or visit our website

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