Weekend Update: Purdue Basketball & Theatre

mackey-crowd copyLafayette-West Lafayette Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

It’s going to be a big college basketball weekend at Purdue University.  First, our Lady Boilers take on Michigan State on Saturday, February 24 at 2pm.  The following day, Sunday, February 25 our Men’s Basketball team competes against Minnesota at 4pm. Join fellow Boilers as we cheer on our teams this weekend at Mackey Arena.  Boiler up!

Purdue Theatre

Purdue Theatre

More exciting fun is taking place at Purdue this Friday, Saturday and Sunday!  The Purdue Department of Theatre Presents: The Beaux’ Stratagem. First produced in England 1707, the play tells the story of two young bucks who, having spent all their money by living too well, leave London and roam from town to town in search of love and fortune. In order to find a wealthy heiress for at least one of them, they pose as master and servant – exchanging roles from one town to the next. In Lichfield, Aimwell is the master and Archer the servant, and there they meet the lovely, wealthy Dorinda and her equally desirable sister-in-law, Mrs. Kate Sullen. They set their caps for these women, but problems abound. Kate is married to a drunken sot who despises her; the innkeeper’s saucy daughter, Cherry, has set her cap for Archer; Dorinda’s mother, Lady Bountiful, mistakenly believes herself to be a great healer of the sick, and she guards her daughter like a dragoness; and a band of brigands plans to rob the house of Lady Bountiful that very night, putting all schemes in jeopardy. This is a play in the great tradition of Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer and Sheridan’s The Rivals and The School for Scandal. It is classic, formal, robust and hilarious.

 

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Weekend Update: Purdue Spring Dance Works & Bach Chorale Performance

Bach Chorale Singers

Bach Chorale Singers

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Head to Purdue this weekend on Friday, April 29 or Saturday, April 30 for the annual Purdue Contemporary Dance Company: Spring Dance Works! The seven new dance works are accompanied by original music/sound created specifically for these dances by students in the Theatre Department’s Sound Design program. Experience the beauty of dance at the Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts.

In Lafayette at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, this Saturday, April 30, listen to the Bach Chorale Singers perform “The Best of All Possible Worlds: Music of Leonard Bernstein”. Composer, conductor, pianist, educator, social activist…These are just a few of the titles ascribed to the most iconic American musician of the 20th century. Join the Bach Chorale Singers in a retrospective of Bernstein’s most celebrated music, including the Chichester Psalms, Missa Brevis, and excerpts from Candide, On the Town, and West Side Story.

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Weekend Update: Lost in Yonkers & Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

940px_PopovichWeekend Update! Theater for the whole family! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

This whole weekend, February 28 through March 2, the Greater Lafayette Civic Theatre presents “Lost in Yonkers“. America’s great comic playwright, Neil Simon, sets this memory play in 1942 Yonkers. Bella is 35-years-old, mentally challenged and living at home with her mother, the stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, near do-well son, Eddie, deposits his two young sons on the old lady’s doorstep.  He is financially strapped and taking to the road as a salesman.  The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers. Enjoy this play full of laughter and fun!

Looking for more theatrical entertainment this weekend? In West Lafayette at Purdue University on March 2, do not miss the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater! This world famous theater is a family-oriented blend of Gregory Popovich’s unique comedy, European-style clowns, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. Rescued from animal shelters, each of the show’s 15 cats and 10 dogs once were strays. Now, they love to show off onstage—by performing a variety of stunts and skits! Bring the whole family, and be delighted by the extravaganza of amazing juggling and balancing acts, and, of course, very talented performing pets.

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com

Arts & Entertainment Weekend: Anna in the Tropics By Nilo Cruz & the Martha Redbone Roots Project

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

It’s a weekend for arts and entertainment!  Anna in the Tropics By Nilo Cruz is being performed at the Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts this Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9.  This poignant and poetic story is set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban-American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and “lectors” (readers) are employed to educate and entertain the workers. When a new lector arrives and begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a dynamic catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination. This play is the winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  (Please be aware it is rated R (sexual content, adult language and themes, recommended for ages 17 and up)

Taking place at the Lafayette Theater this Friday, October 8 is the Martha Redbone Roots Project.  Raised in both the borough of Brooklyn and the Bluegrass State of Kentucky, Martha Redbone calls herself a “Hoodalachia Country Mama.” She’s also one of the leading contemporary voices in Native American music—fusing her Cherokee and Choctaw heritage to her African-American legacy in vibrant funk and R&B.  Enjoy the music of Appalachia: driving bluegrass, Piedmont blues, plaintive field hollers, Seminole chants, and spirited gospel rave-ups.

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com