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Center Stage Theatre
Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building
Friday, Apr 21, 2023 at 7:30 PM (CT) to Friday, Apr 21, 2023 at 9:30 PM (CT)

or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic

by Matt Cox
Appropriate for High School and Above

  • 4/20/2023; 7:30 PM
  • 4/21/2023; 10:30 AM
  • 4/21/2023; 7:30 PM
  • 4/22/2023; 7:30 PM
  • 4/23/2023; 2:00 PM

The New York Times proclaims Puffs A fast-paced romp through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’ For Potterphiliacs who grew up alongside Potter and are eager to revisit that world, Puffs exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry!”

This clever and inventive play “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” (Nerdist) giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life). Their “hilariously heartfelt!” (Metro) and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.

Puffs is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed, or endorsed by J.K Rowling, Warner Bros., or any person or company associated with the Harry Potter books, films or play.

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  • Children under the age of eight will not be admitted to Center Stage Theatre productions unless the show is billed as appropriate for children.
  • SCC employees or students who wish to access their complementary tickets must sign up using their SCC email account. Seating is limited. Any complimentary ticket holders who have not arrived and had their ticket scanned by 15 minutes to curtain may have their ticket released to those on the waiting list.
  • St. Charles Community College strives to provide reasonable accommodations to all people at any SCC-sponsored event. Please contact Disability Support Services at or 636-922-8581 as early as possible to discuss your needs.
  • If the campus must be closed due to inclement weather or some other unforeseen incident, a performance scheduled during the closure will also be canceled. Email to exchange your tickets or receive a refund.
About Matt Cox
Matt Cox is a playwright, actor, improviser, sound designer, and former comic book retail associate based in New York City. His play Puffs Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years At A Certain School Of Magic & Magic (2016 Off-Broadway Alliance Best Theatrical Experience Nominee) began as a small show made by friends at a small comedy venue, the People's Improv Theater. It has since broken records Off-Broadway in New York, was screened in movie theaters across the country with Fathom Events, and its production in Melbourne, Australia is Melbourne's longest-running play of the century. His other work includes Happy Little Trees: A Bobyssey, Cool Chefs Jr., The Madness of Captain Dread, and the four-hour geek epic Kapow-i GoGo (along with its spinoffs: The Kapow-i GoGo Holiday Special & I Am Mr. Snuggles.) He authored the radio play El Hombre Bovino for WNYC's The Greene Space, and was a contributing writer to The Flea Theater's The Mysteries. His work has been produced Off-Broadway at New World Stages and The Elektra Theater; Off-Off-Broadway at The Tank, and The Flea Theater; three blocks from Broadway at The Peoples Improv Theater, and much further from Broadway at the Alex Theater in Melbourne, Australia. He studied theatre at Tarleton State University. He is working on a novel about an Orc.

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