'Pirates' storybook comes to life at Purdue

January 4, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Omaha Theater Company will perform "How I Became A Pirate" at Purdue University's Loeb Playhouse at 3 p.m. Jan. 27. The performance is presented by Purdue Convocations.

The performance also includes a free preshow activity for ticket holders at 2 p.m. Attendees are invited to come early to create their own pirate hat in Stewart Center, Room 322.

Shiver me timbers! Young Jeremy Jacob is digging in the sand at North Beach when he is greeted by Captain Braid Beard and his mates and recruited to help find the perfect digging spot for their treasure. Boarding the ship, the Captain introduces the boy to his pirate crew - who share with him the ins and outs of a pirate's life at sea. Jeremy learns how to talk like a pirate and is schooled in pirate manners and etiquette (or the lack thereof). In turn, Jeremy shares with them what a typical kid's day is like and the wondrous game of soccer. The pirate world proves to have many surprises for Jeremy Jacob and his new pirate friends. This musical adventure is based on the best-selling children's book written by Melinda Long.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 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 or 800-914-SHOW. 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: 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

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