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April 3, 2003

Purdue Theatre season concludes with thought-provoking comedy

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Theatre concludes its Mainstage Season with "Fuddy Meers," David Lindsay-Abaire's comical roller coaster ride through the day of an amnesiac trying to decipher her fractured life while surrounded by a group of bizarre characters.

"Fuddy Meers" plays April 17-27 in the Experimental Theatre in Stewart Center.

Richard Sullivan Lee, associate professor of theatre, directs the production, which he said initially made him laugh and then sparked a series of emotional reactions.

"When I first read 'Fuddy Meers' I laughed at its absurdity, but the more I thought about the play, the more it saddened me," Lee said. "I was taken on a ride through a fun house, laughing and at times a little frightened. I was intrigued by how cleverly the play twisted my perception of what was going on."

"Fuddy Meers" opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17. Additional performances are at 8 p.m. April 18-19 and 22-26, with 2 p.m. matinees on April 19, 26 and 27.

General public tickets are $14 and $16. Senior citizen tickets are $10 and $12, and student tickets are $8 and $10. They may be purchased at the Loeb Box Office in Stewart Center, or by calling (765) 494-3933 or toll-free at (800) 914-SHOW.

Select tickets also are available online. Processing fees apply. Groups of eight or more can reserve discounted tickets by calling (765) 494-3084.

CONTACT: Lori Sparger, Purdue Theatre marketing director, (765) 494-3084;

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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