‘Prudencia Hart’ At Wild Colonial

(2.9) The Wilbury Group hits the road with a pop-up production of “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart” this Sunday at the Wild Colonial. This is not as odd as it sounds — pub venues were the plan all along. Written by David Greig and directed by popular Wild Colonial habitué Brien Lang, this is a pay-what-you-can performance featuring music and selections from the show. So what is the show about? (Facebook event.)

Take the strangest supernatural storytelling you’ve ever heard, add some Scottish border ballads, then mix in a few devilish encounters—and you have got the inventive, rollicking tale of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart.

Uptight academic Prudencia’s dream-like journey of self-discovery is a Faustian tale, that unfolds among and around the audience in this music-filled romp of rhyming couplets and wild karaoke. The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart . . . was originally developed to tour throughout Scotland pubs and bars in a production by the National Theatre of Scotland.

Plenty of parking. Wheelchair accessible.

(Seen here are cast members demonstrating how not to perform the Heimlich.)

7pm to 9pm, Sunday, February 9, Wild Colonial Tavern, 250 South Water Street, (directions)

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