February 8, 2018

‘PostSecret: The Show’ comes to Purdue University on Feb. 20-21

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University will host “PostSecret: The Show” on Feb. 20-21 for a 7 p.m. performance inside Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse each night. This performance is presented by Purdue Convocations. 

A pre-show event will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the Stewart Center Lobby each night to learn more about the PostSecret project and make your own postcard.  

Secret desires. Unspoken apologies. Embarrassing habits. Unrealized dreams. Lifelong regrets. High hopes. Under a cover of anonymity, people across the globe have made their private feelings public through PostSecret — a project that has spawned art exhibits, books, exhibits, blogs, apps, and more since its launch in 2005. “PostSecret: The Show” offers an immersive, poignant journey through the humor and humanity of the personal stories we keep to ourselves and, on rare occasions, share with others. Projected images, videos, three actors, and a guitarist work together to share crowd-sourced narratives and reveal true stories behind the secrets. See the hopeful, shocking, painful, sexual, and amusing secrets that have brought hundreds of millions to the PostSecret blog, spawned six bestselling books, and an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution. Frank Warren —  the creator of PostSecret, Internet phenomenon, and recipient of the Mental Health Advocacy Lifetime Achievement Award — collaborated with an award-winning team of theatre professionals to bring PostSecret to theatrical life for the first time. Blending the bravery of Rent and the bracing honesty of The Vagina Monologues, PostSecret: The Show represents a breakthrough in audience-sourced storytelling to reach beyond the confines of the stage…and remind audiences that secrets can serve as both walls and bridges. 

Purdue’s Student Success Programs is helping to support this event by providing tickets to student leaders and staff in the following programs: Academic Success Center, Disability Resource Center, Horizons, Orientation and Transition, Purdue Promise, Supplemental Instruction, Span Plan Nontraditional Student Services, Purdue Testing Center, and the Veterans Success Center. 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Group tickets are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-496-1977 for more details or visit https://purdue.edu/convocations/group-sales/.

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations was one of the first professional performing arts presenters in the United States. Each year, Convocations offers the region 30-40 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

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

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