Shock, aka Chris Sullivan, is scheduled to perform at 2 and 4 p.m. on the Main Stage in front of Sears on the Lithonia mall’s lower level.
He will greet fans after his performances.
Shock plays a short-order cook at the Electric Diner in this totally updated version of the original 1971 “Electric Company” series.
Shock uses his rhythms and rhymes to teach kids easy stuff, like the meaning of “he, she and we,” as well as some tougher stuff, like the difference between a hard C and a soft C.
“The Electric Company,” an Emmy Award-winning series, runs on PBS Kids Go! and airs locally on Georgia Public Television.
The show is about a group of friends from a mixed and vibrant New York neighborhood bound by a love for language and sworn to do the right thing.
They meet at the Electric Diner, where they solve problems created by a group of neighborhood pranksters who like to play with words.
The show includes “educational commercial breaks” that use music videos and comic sketches to teach phonics and reading.
“The Electric Company” is one of the top PBS KIDS shows weekdays among children ages 6 to 8.
The show’s Web site, PBSKIDSGO.org
/electriccompany, has had nearly 16 million site visits and nearly 45 million “Electric Company” video clips played since its launch in January 2009.
Produced by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind “Sesame Street,” the half-hour show was rebirthed in 2009 and runs daily.
It has retained its focus on literacy and math, with new characters and animations and narrative story lines.
“The Electric Company” is part of PBS KIDS Raising Readers, a national literacy initiative.
The initiative uses public media to improve the reading skills of children ages 2 to 8, with an emphasis on children from low-income families.
The show is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and a Ready to Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education, part of a cooperative agreement with CPB and the Public Broadcasting Service.