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October 4, 2013

Gravity-defying 'LEO' to perform at Purdue University

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.— "LEO," a night of gravity-defying theatrical magic, will come to Purdue University's Loeb Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24-26, with a special matinee at 3 p.m. Oct. 25. The performances are presented by Purdue Convocations.

What would happen if the law of gravity suddenly changed? "LEO" defies this law in funny, surprising, surreal, and touching ways. William Bonnet stars in this one-man piece of physical/acrobatic theater, based on his original idea and directed by Daniel Briére. "LEO" won several major awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including the Scotsman Fringe First Award.

To make the experience all the more magical and immersive, seating will be limited to the main floor for these four performances.

Suitable for all ages, each performance will last approximately 65 minutes.

Tickets are $28 for adults and $20 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, 800-914-SHOW or online through 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. 

Source: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712, aeeddy@purdue.edu 

Related website:
Convocations director Todd Wetzel on the set of LEO in Edinburgh

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