Purdue University Northwest (PNW) students in the English Department and the Honors College will present “Wonder of the World” by David Lindsay-Abaire on Friday, October 26; Saturday, October 27; Friday, November 2 and Saturday November 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Canterbury Theater, 807 Franklin St., Michigan City, Indiana.
Tickets are $6 for K-12 and college students with an ID, and $12 for general admission. PNW students with an ID may view the October 27 performance at no cost. Tickets may be reserved by contacting the theatre at (219) 874-4269 or emailing email@example.com.
“‘Wonder of the World’ presented a fantastic staging and performance challenge for our students and alumni in the cast and crew,” Purdue Northwest Assistant Professor of English Bethany Lee said. “A farce that explores the humor in some of our darkest impulses and highest hopes, the play sheds light on human frailty, love, death, and fate, all at a breakneck comedic pace.”
Distraught after experiencing a horrific betrayal in her marriage, young Cass takes a surprise trip to Niagara Falls to restart her life. Along the way, she befriends Lois, who is set on staying in a drunken stupor and going over the falls; a dashing sea boat captain, who seems to be Cass’ soulmate; and a wacky couple, who may have something up their sleeves.
Lee hopes audiences enjoy the bucket lists, elderly gumshoes, scotch and soda glasses, Winnebagos, and four-gallon jars of peanut butter Cass encounters. It’s a wild adventure filled with twists and turns, plenty of laughs, and even some life lessons along the way.
Join student cast and crew members Victoria Bengston, Nikole Brashear, Samantha Brumley, Brianna Buckner, Daniel Cieply, Annabelle Engel, Davina Jackson, Emily Janik, Abbie Michaels, Kaitlyn Murrell, and Ian Norris and alumni Cortney McIntosh Holt and Andrew Holt for this comedic and inspiring performance.
Content warning: Due to adult language and thematic elements, parental guidance is suggested. For questions, contact the director, Professor Bethany Lee, at (219) 785-5229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at email@example.com or (219) 989-2163 for the Hammond campus, or (219) 785-5545 for the Westville campus five days prior to the event.
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