February 09, 2023

Local utilities bring live theatre to area schools

Member Utilities

Local utilities are working with The National Theatre for Children (NTC) to educate and inspire students and school staff across Wisconsin, Iowa, and Upper Michigan. The program, titled “Energy Endgame,” is performed by two professional actors who lead the students through an action-packed, hi-tech adventure, all while teaching about energy efficiency, resources, and conservation.

The program was developed in partnership with NTC and WPPI Energy, a not-for-profit wholesale energy provider made up of the member utilities it serves. The performance informs students on electricity and focuses on the following educational points:

  • What energy is
  • The uses of energy
  • How energy is wasted
  • How energy is conserved

In this 25-minute play, GameCo’s top designer whiz, Hieronyma Tru, has created a cool new video game that’s supposed to come out today – but there’s one small glitch. The company computers aren’t working, all the lights are off, and nobody can figure out why! The irksome Internet Troll may be to blame.

Students are able to actively participate and help Hieronyma venture into the grid to resolve the technical difficulties.

“Our member utilities look forward to partnering with NTC to provide this opportunity for students in their communities,” said Kelly Davis, senior marketing manager with WPPI Energy. “It’s a great way to encourage kids to get interested in the energy field and to learn more about how communities are powered.”

Along with the in-school assembly, the NTC provides digital materials to expand upon the educational content of the program. For more information about “Energy Endgame,” visit nationaltheatre.com.