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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

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 2011 and 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival back to the stage.

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 Studio Theatre, magically transformed for the night into a Scottish pub. With action everywhere around you, Prudencia takes you on an epic journey of vivid imagination.

Recommended for ages 14 and up

Nut allergy notice: Nuts will be thrown during the performance

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, by David Greig, co-created with Wils Wilson, is produced by Double M Arts & Events, LLC, in partnership with Royal Lyceum Theatre, and Neil Murray.

Endowed Sponsor

  • Sarah Spaulding

Endowed Co-sponsors

  • Joan & Peter Hood

Patron Sponsors

  • Dixie & Evan Dickens

Corporate and Community Bronze Sponsor

  • Illini Studio

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Event Details

Studio Theatre
We Mar 01, 2023 - 7:30pm CT
Th Mar 02, 2023 - 7:30pm CT
Fr Mar 03, 2023 - 7:30pm CT
Sa Mar 04, 2023 - 2:00pm CT
Sa Mar 04, 2023 - 7:30pm CT
Advocate 70 / Standard 35 / SC 30 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10

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