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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

2023 Innovative Performance

Tuesday, February 21 Sunday, February 26

619 Ferry St.
Lafayette, IN 47901


A wickedly joyous mix of music, revelry and enchantment.

The Guardian


Sit a spell, sip a pint, and be spirited away to bewitching borderlands by this moving and magical comic fantasy. Based on the globally-acclaimed production by the National Theatre of Scotland, the original artistic team of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart has reunited to bring the runaway hit of the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival back to the stage–and back to Convos where we had a sold-out run in 2012. 

Inspired by the 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 enchanting and suspenseful journey of devilish encounters, wittily wild karaoke, and dreamlike self-discovery. Renowned Scottish playwright David Greig connects the dots between contemporary themes, Scottish culture and identity, and the grand tradition of writing for the stage, by weaving a tale set in the current time but using largely rhymed verse. With razor-sharp turns, Prudencia is manically funny and soul-searching, often within the same stanza. 

Prudencia is a full-tilt immersive theatrical experience. The actors will madly traverse our historic Duncan Hall, magically transformed for the night into a Scottish pub. With action everywhere around you, Prudencia takes you on an epic journey of vivid imagination.

Cash bar available.

Recommended for ages 14 and up. Contains moments of mild profanity and adult references deliciously delivered in rhymed verse with a Scottish accent.

Due to the nature of the performance, latecomers cannot be seated, so come early and enjoy a cèilidh – the grand Scottish tradition of good times, good friends, and aye, yes, the fruits of the pub (beginning 30 minutes prior to curtain).