National Theatre of Scotland Brings 'Prudencia' to Duncan Hall

October 23, 2012  


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"The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart"
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The National Theatre of Scotland returns to Indiana with "The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart" on Nov. 6-11 in Duncan Hall, 619 Ferry St. Lafayette.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6-8; 8 p.m. Nov. 9; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Nov. 10; and noon Nov. 11. The Nov. 11 performance was added due to popular demand.

This performance is presented by Purdue Convocations with Friends support from the Jeanne Compton Endowment for Artistic Excellence. The Nov. 8 performance includes at pre-show discussion about Scottish Border Ballads with members of the National Theatre of Scotland artistic team. The pre-show begins at 6:30 p.m. in Duncan Hall.

Sit a spell, sip a pint, and be spirited away to bewitching borderlands by this moving and magical comic fantasy. After worldwide acclaim with "Black Watch" and the stirring success of "Long Gone Lonesome," the National Theatre of Scotland returns with the runaway hit of the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, "The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart." Inspired by Scottish Border Ballads - centuries-old songs speaking of supernatural occurrences along the England-Scotland border - the tale finds uptight academic Prudencia Hart departing one wintry morning for a conference in the borderlands. What awaits her is an amusing, enchanting and suspenseful journey of devilish encounters, wittily wild karaoke and dreamlike self-discovery. As performers madly traverse the historic Duncan Hall - atmospherically transformed into a Scottish pub - Prudencia takes you on an epic journey of vivid imagination.

This performance is recommended for ages 14 and up, containing moments of mild profanity and adult references delivered in rhymed verse with a Scottish accent.

Due to the nature of the performance, latecomers cannot be seated, so come early and enjoy some Scottish craic - the grand Celtic tradition of good times, good friends, and the fruits of the pub (beginning 30 minutes prior to curtain).

Tickets are $30 for adults and $22 for children 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Elliott Hall 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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