'The Lightning Thief' brings book to life on stage at Purdue

October 15, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Theatreworks USA's "The Lightning Thief" will come to Purdue University's Loeb Playhouse at 3 p.m. Nov. 8.

Presented by Purdue Convocations, this performance also includes a preshow discussion free for ticket holders at 2 p.m. in the Stewart Center west lobby.

Percy Jackson has felt like a misfit for years - as if there were something fundamentally different about him. Percy's instinct proves true after he discovers he's a descendant of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. With help from new friends and unexpected allies, Percy embarks on a quest to settle a battle between the gods that could change life on Earth forever. Adapted from author Rick Riordan's book series, "The Lightning Thief" is a musical about discovering your potential.

This performance will last approximately 60 minutes and is recommended for ages 7 and older.

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 or 800-914-SHOW. Group tickets are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-496-1977 for more details or visit https://purdue.edu/convocations/group-sales/

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations was one of the first professional performing arts presenters in the United States. Convocations offers 30-40 performances of widely varying genres. 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. 

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

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