Fefu and Her Friends A Fantastic Immersive Adventure

Photos shot for Purdue Theatre by Melodie Yvonne

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA (Dress Rehearsal – November 10, 2021) – Purdue Theatre’s production of Fefu and Her Friends by María Irene Fornés and directed by Raquel Lopez is an immersive adventure following the experiences of 8 women living in the patriarchal culture of the 1930s performed immaculately by a phenomenal cast. Show will open November 12 at the Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, and follow with multiple digital & In-person performances through November 21, 2021. The following excerpt is courtesy of Purdue Theatre’s official website:

“Written in 1977, this early immersive drama is one of the best-known plays of María Irene Fornés, Cuban-American playwright and matriarch of Latinx playwriting and avant-garde theatre traditions. Set in the 1930s, eight women gather at their friend Fefu’s home to plan an educational fundraiser. While a seemingly simple plot, the play is anything but. As the audience moves through the stage space to engage with the scenes in a different order, Fornés dramatizes the complex experiences of women in patriarchal culture.”


November 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm – Preview Performance, In-person only at Pao Hall
November 12, 2021 at 7:30 pm – Opening Night: In-person and Livestream
November 13, 18, 19, and 20 at 7:30 pm – In-person and Digital Recording
November 14 and 21 at 2:30 pm – In-person and Digital Recording

Visitors can purchase tickets online at purdue.edu/theatre/tickets. Tickets may also be purchased at all campus box offices or by calling (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW.

Check out the photo highlight gallery from the phenomenal show below