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September 27, 2013

ArtsPower's 'Little Engine That Could' comes to Lafayette

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.ArtsPower's "The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle" will come to the Long Center in downtown Lafayette at 3 p.m. Oct. 13. The performance is presented by Purdue Convocations.

The performance also includes a pre-show activity free for ticket holders at 2 p.m. The Tippecanoe County Historical Association will provide a small exhibit on local railroad history. Also, the Boilermaker Xtra Special will be on hand for photos.

"Little Engine That Could" is an upbeat, family musical about a classic character. Little Blue Engine dreams of someday leaving the train yard to pull the big cars on the mainline track. But can she convince Big Silver that she is worthy of being a mainline engine? ArtsPower's song-filled adventure portrays Watty Piper's tale about hard work, determination, and the importance of working together.

This performance will last approximately 55 minutes and is recommended for ages 3-8.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 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, 800-914-SHOW or online through www.convocations.org. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster outlets.

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. 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 

Note to Journalists: Publication-quality photographs are available at http://www.convocations.org/press