Miss Electricity: free theater performance at San Diego Int’l Airport

Travelers passing through San Diego International Airport on Tuesday, March 3, between 11 am and 2 pm, can enjoy a free theater performance.

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The La Jolla Playhouse’s Performance Outreach Program Tour will be performing Miss Electricity in the Terminal 2 West Baggage claim area (pre-security).  It’s billed as “a delightful story of a young girl who believes she has magic powers.”

The first show will be around 11 a.m., the second show should start around 12:30.

And just for fun: here’s a picture of Miss Electricity 1891.

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This is Lulu Miller.  Her job was to convince an Oregon community that electricity was safe.  So the local electric light company draped Miss Electricity in a string of light bulbs, with bulbs on the tips of her crown and on her scepter.  She had copper on the bottom of her shoes and when she stood on a copper plate on the stage the electric current flashed through wires concealed in the folds of her clothes  – and lit up her outfit.

Magical powers indeed!