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Friday, April 24, 2015 - Contact: 225-273-6439

Independence Park Theatre Presents “The Lightning Thief”

Independence Park Theatre and Cultural Center presents "The Lightning Thief" on Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m. along with a special school performance at 9 a.m.


In the Theatreworks USA's musical production of "The Lightning Thief," adapted from the book by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect.


Now Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.


This action-packed show is sure to strike audiences of all ages - "...everyone enjoyed the loud, funny, fast-paced, wonderfully imaginative musical. This show is a true family-pleaser...," Pete Hempstead, Theatermania.


Patrons may purchase tickets in person at Independence Park Theatre or online at Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 16 years old and younger. Tickets for the school performance are $8.


For more information, call 225-216-0660 or visit

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