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October 26, 2012

Dallas Children's Theater to bring 'Three Little Pigs' to Purdue

Dallas Children's Theatre 3 Little Pigs

Dallas Children's Theater Three Little Pigs
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Dallas Children's Theater will bring "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" to Purdue University at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 in Loeb Playhouse.

This performance is presented by Purdue Convocations and is recommended for ages 5-11. The performance also includes pre-show activities provided by the Purdue Women in Engineering Program. The activities begin at 2 p.m. in the Stewart Center West Lobby.

This play begins where the hilarious, popular book leaves off, with Alexander T. Wolf on trial for the murder of two of the three little pigs. Fast-talking reporter pig Lillian Magill claims nobody has ever heard the Wolf's side of the story, and she is hungry for the truth. The Honorable Prudence Pig, a tough-as-nails judge with a weakness for musical theatre, presides over the case. A sharp, smooth-talking lawyer pig named Julia is the prosecuting attorney, and she always gets her way. Al is a soulful charmer with a love of gourmet cooking and the fine arts. He takes the stand in his own defense, but it looks as though the piggy world is against him. Will Magill get her journalistic glory? Guilty or not guilty? When all the witness statements are in, the audience piglets become the jury and determine Al's fate.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Elliott Hall of Music and Stewart Center box offices at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW.

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations was one of the first professional performing arts presenters in the United States. Each year, Convocations offers the region 20-30 performances of widely varying genres: Broadway-style shows, theater, dance, children's theater, world music, jazz, and chamber music, along with rock, pop, country and comedy attractions. With a vision for connecting artists and audiences in artistic dialogue and for drawing in academic discourse, Purdue Convocations aims to promote frequent exposure to and familiarity with human cultural expression in a multitude of forms and media.

Source: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712, aeeddy@purdue.edu

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