Theater festival set for Jan. 28-Feb. 1 in downtown Lafayette

January 7, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Three Stories High Theatre Festival will include 13 performances from Jan. 28 through Feb. 1 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, Lafayette Theater and Carnahan Hall. These general admission performances are presented by Purdue Convocations.

This collection of festival-length shows have running times of 60 to 90 minutes.

"The Cardinals," by Stan's Cafe

This performance, presented Jan. 28-31 at the Long Center, 111 N. 6th St., Lafayette, takes approximately 90 minutes.

Stan's Cafe, a theater collective from Brighton, England, stages this play-within-a-play. We watch the Cardinals perform to their imagined audience while we enjoy the theatrical conceits. "The Cardinals" builds from a history of mystery plays in the early church, during which Bible stories were acted out for the uneducated masses. It also reflects on the complexities of faith in today's world, regardless of religion or tradition. The play offers a modern meditation on belief that trades fire and brimstone for humor and humanity.

"The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer"

This performance, presented Jan. 29 through Feb. 1 at Lafayette Theater, 600 Main St., Lafayette, has a running time of approximately 60 minutes.

Seas have risen. Billions have died. Alvin Sputnik is our only hope for survival. In this fusion of puppetry, live-action performance, animation and music, the tale of deep-sea explorer Alvin Sputnik is spun. The story explores love, loss, and heroism in a post-apocalyptic world, a spin on Orpheus's descent into the underworld to search for Eurydice.

"No Place to Go," by Ethan Lipton

This performance, from Jan. 29-31 at Carnahan Hall, 800 Main St., Lafayette, will last approximately 90 minutes.

In "No Place to Go," Ethan Lipton, the OBIE award-winning playwright, actor, and singer Ethan Lipton, and his three-piece group, has created a comedic new cabaret that mines the anxieties of the middle-class workplace. Lipton guides the whole affair through stories and songs that, in the hands of his band, become a theatrical song cycle of jazz, blues and folk music.

Tickets for all performances are $20 for adults and $15 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 at

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 to academic, local, and regional audiences through engaging educational opportunities.

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