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Revue tickets hot item

Matt Bramanti | Friday, January 23, 2004

Tickets for the 28th annual Keenan Revue sold out in record time Thursday, as the popular but controversial show continued to draw students from Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s.Keenan senior Blake Haan, who coordinated ticket distribution, said the free tickets went faster than organizers expected. Distribution was scheduled to last for an hour, but students snatched up all 1,300 tickets much more quickly, Haan said. “We sold out within 30-40 minutes,” he said, adding that the 300 tickets earmarked for Saint Mary’s students went even quicker. “It was over in about 25 or 30 minutes,” he said. “They just went that quickly.”This year’s revue, entitled “Keenan Mutant Ninja Revue,” features irreverent sketches about life at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s. The revue will be performed nightly in the O’Laughlin Auditorium at Saint Mary’s from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.It has drawn the ire of some students at Saint Mary’s, who say the show’s content is demeaning to them. However, in 2001, a school-wide referendum showed 67 percent of students surveyed said they supported keeping the show at Saint Mary’s. Following that survey, the College’s Board of Governance voted unanimously to acknowledge Saint Mary’s students’ support of the variety show.