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Be sure to catch world-famous con man Frank Abagnale this weekend

Funny — Frank Abagnale doesn’t look a thing like Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Frank Abagnale
May 30, 7:30 p.m. $24-$59, Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall, 749-2000.

The Details

Catch Me If You Can
June 18-23, times vary, $24-$129. Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall, 749-2000.

Catch him (if you can) Remember Catch Me If You Can? That movie where Leonardo DiCaprio played a con man named Frank Abagnale? Well, it was based on a real guy, and that real guy is coming to the Smith Center this week. So if you want to see whether Spielberg got it right—if you want to hear about impersonating a pilot, passing as a professor, and cashing $2.5 million in forged checks—head Downtown and hear the stories straight from the impostor-horse’s mouth. And then, if you like what you hear, you can head back to the Smith Center June 18 through 23 to see Catch Me If You Can (the musical), featuring writing by Terrence McNally (Ragtime), score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray), choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde) and direction by Jack O’Brien (The Fully Monty).

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