Pets for People Featured in Purdue Convocations Pre-show Event

Friday, February 15, 2019

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The famous novel “Call of the Wild” by author Jack London comes to life at Loeb Playhouse in Stewart Center February 24, preceded by a chance for people to interact with Pets for People Club therapy dogs. (Photo courtesy of Purdue Convocations)

Jack London’s “Call of the Wild” is a classic tale that will come to life on stage at Purdue on Sunday, February 24, preceded by an event in which Purdue Convocations is teaming-up with Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Pets for People Club. The thrilling story of courage and survival penned by author Jack London will be presented as a multimedia adventure of performance, storytelling, and projected images at 3:00 p.m., in Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse.  Prior to the performance, at 2:00 p.m., attendees can join Purdue Convocations and the Pets for People Club in the Stewart Center Lobby to learn more about the novel and to meet trained therapy dogs.

In the book, Buck — the offspring of a St. Bernard and a Scottish Collie — is kidnapped and put to work as a sled dog in Canada’s Klondike Gold Rush of the 1800s. As the call of his ancestors courses through his blood, Buck discovers his own endurance and strength to become the most famous dog in the northland’s history.  Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults and $10 for children 18 years and younger, Purdue students, and Ivy Tech Lafayette students, and are available at the Stewart Center box office or online at Purdue Convocations.

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