A Superhero in Okoboji

Boji Bantam will bring “Miss Electricity” to the stage

Who doesn’t love a superhero?

An accidental hero will soon be on stage at the Okoboji Summer Theatre’s Boji Bantam Children’s Theatre.

“Miss Electricity” by Kathryn Walat is next up at the theater and the show will run from Wednesday-Saturday, July 17-20, starting at 10:30 a.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. and seats are first-come, first-serve. Tickets are $5 for ages 13 and under and $7 for ages 14 and up.

The show is about a normal 10-year-old girl named Violet, who turns out not to be so normal.

“Violet is determined to show the world, not to mention the cool kids at school, just how special she is. With the help of her assistant, Freddy, she sets out to break a world record, but becomes accidentally extraordinary when she’s struck by lightning — twice — and gains control over all things electric,” explained Paitra Babb, the show’s director. “Under the name Miss Electricity, Violet zaps her way through circuits, bullies and tests, but could lose everything when the power goes to her head.”

There’s a lot about this show to engage and fascinate kids of all ages, according to Babb.

“I love how much fun this show is! There are random dance breaks and riding around on scooters,” Babb said. “There are a lot of moving parts since this show takes place in many different changes and many quick changes from character to character. It’s fast paced and silly, but still has an important message.”

The show is about more than just one girl and her powers. It’s about the people who we surround ourselves with and the relationships we build with them.

“The big take-away from this show is the power of friendship. Violet thinks she has super powers but it turns out her best friend Freddy was the one making it seem like she has powers,” Babb said. “Our friends are the ones that lift us up and give us reassurance to believe in ourselves. It’s important to not take our relationships for granted. Be sure to cherish your loved ones no matter what. Violet learns this lesson and I’m sure the audience will be able to relate and take the message home.”