Pottstown, PA—Thanks to Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station, the theater at the Tri-County Performing Arts Center will not only be brightly lit, it will be energy efficient. Exelon recently made a donation of $20,000 for “green” theatrical lighting to the new facility at 245 E. High Street. With the help of this donation, a state of the art lighting system has now been installed. The brilliant effect will be seen immediately during the December production of Miracle on 34th Street opening this week.
Chris Mudrick, Limerick's Site Vice President, said of the donation, "The Tri-County Performing Arts Center's efforts to reduce its energy consumption are admirable and we were happy we could help them purchase 'green' theatre lighting. The Center's efforts combined with the greenhouse gas free energy from Limerick is an example of two local organizations working together to help the environment."
While nuclear energy does not emit greenhouse gas emissions, the Exelon Corporation has embarked on a plan to reduce its overall carbon footprint by 15 million metric tons by the year 2020. This initiative, called Exelon 2020, includes helping community partners to reduce their own carbon footprint, and helping the Tri-County Performing Arts Center purchase energy efficient ‘green’ theater lighting will go a long way to helping reduce the new cultural attraction's energy consumption.
“This lighting system is an important asset to the theater,” according to Marta Kiesling, Executive Director of Village Productions, the nonprofit organization that owns and manages the Tri-PAC. “It allows us to continue the high quality of our productions, while at the same time supporting our goal of being efficient in our use of resources. This is a very visible example of our shared commitment to the future of this community.”
The lighting system will be in use for Miracle on 34th Street, running Thursdays through Sundays from December 4th through the 21st. This is delightful holiday show for the whole family, and includes live reindeer at some performances! Ticket information may be found at
or by calling the box office at 610-323-6884.
Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with approximately $19 billion in annual revenues. The company has one of the industry’s largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity, with a nationwide reach and strong positions in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Exelon distributes electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in northern Illinois and Pennsylvania and natural gas to approximately 480,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.
Village Productions is a dynamic performing arts organization founded in 2001 by a dedicated team of performing artists, arts educators, and area residents who dreamed of creating new and highly accessible performing arts opportunities for the community. Village Productions seeks to strengthen community, inspire creative exploration, educate, and entertain, through the presentation of quality performing arts events and educational opportunities geared toward a diverse audience. You may contact Village Productions through their website at