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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Sunday, February 26, 2023


619 Ferry St.
Lafayette, IN 47901

Produced by Double M Arts & Events, LLC and the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh

A wickedly joyous mix of music, revelry and enchantment.

The Guardian

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Sit a spell, sip a pint, and be spirited away to bewitching borderlands by this moving and magical comic fantasy. Based on the globally-acclaimed production by the National Theatre of Scotland, the original artistic team of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart has reunited to bring the runaway hit of the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival back to the stage–and back to Convos where we had a sold-out run in 2012. 

Inspired by the Scottish Border Ballads–centuries old songs, speaking of supernatural occurrences along the England-Scotland border–the tale finds uptight academic Prudencia Hart departing one wintry morning for a conference in the borderlands. What awaits her is an enchanting and suspenseful journey of devilish encounters, wittily wild karaoke, and dreamlike self-discovery. Renowned Scottish playwright David Greig connects the dots between contemporary themes, Scottish culture and identity, and the grand tradition of writing for the stage, by weaving a tale set in the current time but using largely rhymed verse. With razor-sharp turns, Prudencia is manically funny and soul-searching, often within the same stanza. 

Prudencia is a full-tilt immersive theatrical experience. The actors will madly traverse our historic Duncan Hall, magically transformed for the night into a Scottish pub. With action everywhere around you, Prudencia takes you on an epic journey of vivid imagination.

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart… “Wow!”

Supporting Innovative Performances at Purdue takes a village. Ticket sales for Prudencia covered less than 50% of the total expenses of this presentation—so without the embrace of adventurous arts lovers like you, this rollicking journey across the borderlands would not have been possible, by gosh… 

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Before you go

We’re thrilled to invite you to this full-tilt immersive experience. Please give yourself ample time for street parking around Duncan Hall.

Doors open 60 minutes before curtain and a cash bar is available.

Due to the nature of the performance, latecomers cannot be seated, so come early and enjoy a cèilidh – the grand Scottish tradition of good times, good friends, and aye, yes, the fruits of the pub, beginning 60 minutes prior to curtain.

Recommended for ages 14 and up. Contains moments of mild profanity and adult references deliciously delivered in rhymed verse with a Scottish accent.


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