Friends of Convocations Priority Points Presale* Extended to October 24!


*Friends of Convocations members are seated before the general public using the Priority Points system. Donations of $50 or more qualify for priority seating and other perks, and provide crucial support for performances, education, outreach and special programs. Patrons may add a gift with their ticket order to immediately receive the Priority Points seating benefits or visit convocations.org/friends. Friends of Convocations presale orders must be received by October 24, 2021, 11:59pm for both PICK5 discounted subscriptions and single show tickets. If you have questions about your order, please call the campus box office at 765-494-3933. If you have questions about your Friends of Convos membership, please email convos@purdue.edu or call 765-494-9712 to speak to a development team member.

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King Lear

Starring Sir Ian McKellen
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Wed, Oct 27 - Thu, Oct 28
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NEW START TIME: 7:00 PM
TICKETS: $6 – $10

In a contemporary update of Shakespeare’s gripping familial tragedy, the legendary Sir Ian McKellen delivers a masterful turn as the aging king seized by madness. 

Purdue Convocations will present two of the most stunning productions from National Theatre Live in dynamic high-definition video—King Lear and War Horse. In a contemporary update of Shakespeare’s gripping familial tragedy, the legendary Sir Ian McKellen delivers a masterful turn as the aging king seized by madness.

Runtime: 4hr

Since launching its National Theatre Live program in 2009, the historic British theater has extended a long arm of legendary productions from its London base— delighting audiences worldwide with cinematically enhanced presentations of storied stageplays.

Pre-Show Talks

Dr. Abigail Droge, visiting professor, Purdue University Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts, gives a pre-show talk on “The Familiar and the Familial” for National Theatre Live’s presentation of Shakespeare’s “King Lear.”

Tags Epic, film, High-Def