$10 University Park student tickets available for ‘Fandango for Butterflies’

Tickets for En Garde Arts’ “Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes)” will be available to University Park students to purchase for the discounted price of $10 each from noon–4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30.

Students can purchase online at cpa.psu.edu with the promo code FANDANGO. Or, to avoid a $4 per ticket surcharge, they can purchase in person at Eisenhower Auditorium. A University Park Penn State student ID must be presented for the discounted price. Each Penn State student may purchase one ticket.

En Garde Arts’ theatrical performance features an immersive collection of stories that crosses borders. The in-person event will start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

“This is a story of hope and perseverance that I want students to be able to experience,” said Center for the Performing Arts Director Sita Frederick. “I don’t want ticket prices to be a barrier to attendance.”

For more information, visit “Fandango for Butterflies.”

“Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes)”—penned by Andrea Thome, directed by José Zayas and with music by Sinuhé Padilla—is inspired by interviews with undocumented Latinx immigrants.

The production takes the form of a fandango, a community celebration in which stories are brought to life through music and dance. The actors recount the memories of loved ones, harrowing journeys and stressed thoughts of a real group of immigrants gathered in an undisclosed community center while ICE conducts raids throughout New York City. As their fear grows, this group of strangers becomes a family.

This presentation is part of “The Reflection Project,” funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. A grant from the University Park Student Fee Board makes regular Penn State student prices possible.

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