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Wooden Box Theater to present 'Lost in Your Light'

DeKALB – Local performance group Wooden Box Theater will present “Lost in Your Light,” a production featuring theatrical performers, belly dance and live music, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Common Grounds in downtown DeKalb.

The event takes its name from the Dua Lipa song of the same name, which was featured on her self-titled 2017 CD. 

“Lost in Your Light” will feature guest hosts Mychelle Bryanne, Ashley Ney and Pamela Schmid. Ney makes her much-anticipated return to Wooden Box Theater, having last performed with the group during its 2012 event series at The House Cafe and Ellwood House.

Live music will be provided by Robyn Byrd, Bill Leighly, Jaysen Curran, Joel LaVaughn, NeverclearX, Matt Carlson of Section Gang and Zephirine Moon Garden of ForeverStardust. Area rap performer Alan “AC” Crosby of the performance duo True Flight will perform a set of poetry during the event.

The event was written and conceived by Daniel Sherrill and Zephirine Moon Garden.

Wooden Box Theater, as a performance and event writing team, began on stage during an edition of Open Mic at the House Cafe in the summer of 2006, and continues to evolve into an event directing team which has toured area venues in DeKalb and Kane County since.

Events typically feature a running story line, along with exclusive live musical performances, guest hosts and theatrical segments.

The group will return to The House Cafe stage in May for a reunion event with the venue. 

“Lost in Your Light” is the third event in the group’s series of live events titled, “The Re:Emergence of Wooden Box Theater,” which began in October and will wrap on April 21 with “Chasing that Moon: Beatles Nite 8” at University Suite inside the Holmes Student Center at Northern Illinois University. 

Common Grounds is at 150 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. Admission is free and open to the public.

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