ABOUT LOWER LIGHTS
is to provide opportunities for children, youth, adults, and families in Northwest Arkansas to collaborate in and perform quality artistic works with high standards and to develop and celebrate God-given talents.
Together we will:
IGNITE the spark of passion for the arts
INSPIRE participants to develop their God-given talents
SHINE God's light in our community through performance
We believe that there is an abundance of talent in the Northwest Arkansas area. Many individuals and families are searching for ways to become involved in all aspects of theater and performance. In evaluating the current theatrical opportunities in Northwest Arkansas, we have identified ways in which we can add on the existing theatre/music sphere in Northwest Arkansas:
More opportunities for children and youth to perform in a variety of productions with relative frequency;
Productions that reflect traditional values and uplifting content.
Instruction and workshops intended to develop skills and talents in participants of all ages.
Connecting professionals with the next generation to unlock their potential.
Why The Name?
In the 1800s, Philip Paul Bliss, a composer, heard a story told at church of a ship captain trying to navigate his ship thru a storm to the safety of the harbor. They could see the lighthouse ahead, but the lower lights, which lit the rocks lining the harbor, had gone out. Without those lights to guide them, the ship wrecked and all were lost. Moved by the story, Bliss composed the well-known hymn, "Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy," in which the lesson is beautifully conveyed: God's light will shine, but we must also shine our light to help lead God's children to Him. "Brightly beams our Father’s mercy from his lighthouse evermore, but to us he gives the keeping of the lights along the shore. Let the lower lights be burning; send a gleam across the wave. Some poor fainting, struggling seaman you may rescue, you may save." We hope our productions, and all we do, enable the light of God to shine.
Come One, Come All
Lower Lights Theatre Company is designed with the family in mind. From family friendly productions to rehearsal commitments to participation opportunities, families are central to our mission. Families are invited to attend productions, as all productions will be clean and appropriate for the ages it is intended for.
Our communities are filled with amazing talent! We seek to provide an opportunity for those talents to thrive. We believe we are all God's children and we welcome all to join with us. All are invited to participate, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
All participants are expected to uphold the standards and values of Lower Lights Theatre Company, including committing to not use any profanity or blasphemy, nor dress inappropriately at camps, rehearsals, or performances.