MIAC Live: PigPen Theatre Co.
As folk rock continues its ascent into the mainstream, spending an evening with PigPen Theatre Co. is an excellent opportunity to let their powerful grassroots music wash over you in an intimate setting. The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture (MIAC) Live Series presents the group on Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Mercyhurst’s Walker Recital Hall. The members of PigPen Theatre Co. are putting down their shadow puppets and arming themselves with a bevy of banjos, accordions, fiddles and other old-timey instruments. Thunderous drumming combined with lush, folksy melodies and lyrical storytelling make the group's music sound as if it's emanating from an Appalachian coal mine or 18th century shipyard rather than a group of 21st century musicians. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17.50 for seniors, and $15 for students/youth. Visit miac.mercyhurst.edu or call 814-824-3000 to purchase tickets.