Live at Heritage Center presents The Lightning Thief performed by Theatreworks USA

Feb 6, 2015 | Kristi Lynch

University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center continues its second annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with The Lightning Thief,performed by New York’s Theatreworks USA, on Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. This one-hour Family Series presentation is based on the first installment of “Percy Jackson and The Olympians” book series by Rick Riordan.

WHAT:           Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series – The Lightning Thief

WHEN:            Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center

TICKETS:       $13-15 adults, $7 students/child, $4 lap seats for children 3 years and under

The story of Percy Jackson begins with his being kicked out of school again which soon becomes the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s mythology textbook and into his life, not to mention the fact that he has discovered he’s the descendent of the Greek God, Poseidon. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. With the help of some friends, he begins a quest to settle an ongoing battle between the gods that could change life on earth forever.

Based in New York City, Theatreworks USA is America's largest and most prolific professional not-for-profit theatre for young and family audiences. Since 1961, Theatreworks USA has enlightened, entertained, and instructed over 90 million people in 49 states and Canada, now performing for about three million people annually.

Tickets for The Lightning Thief can be purchased now at the Farber Box Office Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at

TH Media serves as the Heritage Center 2014-2015 season presenting media partner.