“Pippin,” a musical comedy originally created by renowned choreographer Bob Fosse and composer and lyricist Steven Schwartz will be presented by the Emory & Henry College Theatre Department Thursday though Sunday, April 11-14.
The Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 4 p.m. All performances are staged in the Studio Theatre on the campus of Emory & Henry.
Because seating is limited, patrons are encouraged to obtain their tickets in advance. Admission is free to E&H students and employees. Adult admission for others is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. In addition, persons 55 years or older and students from other educational institutions are admitted for $8.
“Pippin,” which was first produced in 1972, is a high-energy musical that tells a coming-of-age story about a young man searching for meaning in his life. This unique play combines medieval history with the civil unrest of the 1970s for a hilarious, yet moving look at the origins of the importance of life. Ben Vereen of Roots and Star Wars fame won the Tony award for best actor in the show. The play will be directed by Kelly Bremner, E&H professor of theatre. Christianne Roll, E&H professor of theatre and music, is music director with production design by Dan Wheeler, chair of the Department of Theatre.