Classic children's tales will be illuminated on stage at Purdue

February 3, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The stories of "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Tortoise and the Hare" will be brought to life by the Corbian/Light Wire Theater with electroluminescent wires and puppetry at 3 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Purdue University's Loeb Playhouse.  This performance is presented by Purdue Convocations.

The performance also includes a free pre-show activity for ticket holders at 2 p.m. The Purdue Women in Engineering Program will lead "illuminating" hands-on activities in the Stewart Center West Lobby.

Corbian/Lightwire Theater brings new life to a pair of classic tales - Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling" and Aesop's fable "The Tortoise and the Hare." Lined with electroluminescent wire, these well known characters continue the Corbian tradition as they beautifully illuminate the stage and dazzle audiences of all ages.

This performance will last approximately 55 minutes.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for those 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at 765-494-3933, 800-914-SHOW or online through

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations is among the oldest collegiate performing arts presenters in the United States. Convocations brings a diverse array of world-class performances and intellectual encounters, connecting them to academic, local, and regional audiences through engaging educational opportunities. 

Source: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712,

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