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October 14, 2013

Purdue Quidditch Team gets ready for 'Potted Potter'

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.— In celebration of the upcoming performances of "Potted Potter," the Purdue University Quidditch Team will host a series of matches from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Oct. 15 at Wabash Field, at the corner of State and McCormick. The Purdue students and the general public are welcome to attend and participate in the matches

"Potted Potter" will come to Purdue University's Loeb Playhouse at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 17. The performances are presented by Purdue Convocations.

"Potted Potter - The Unauthorized Harry Experience - a Parody by Dan and Jeff" takes on the challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 minutes. Even if you don't know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, Potted Potter will make you laugh. Created by two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, "Potted Potter" is appropriate for ages 6 to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed).

Tickets are $38 for adults and $28 for those 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 http://www.convocations.org.

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.

Contact: 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 

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: The place of Tuesday's (Oct. 15) Quidditch match has been changed from a previous version of this news release.