Thursday, June 15, 2017

PRINCETON SUMMER THEATER's 48th SEASON OPENS WITH SCHWARTZ'S “PIPPIN”

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PIPPIN
by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson
directed by Sam Weisberg

WHEN: June 22-25, June 29-July 2 and July 6-9, with shows at 8pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. A talkback will occur after Friday, June 23rd's evening performance with the director, cast, creative team, and Professor Brian Herrera, Assistant Professor of Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts. There will also be a talkback on Friday, June 30th and July 7th. 
WHERE:
Hamilton Murray Theater located on Princeton University’s campus, Princeton
TICKETS: $29.50 for general admission, $24.50 for students and matinees. We also offer season subscriptions for only $79 (a 30% discount!), which ensures a reserved seat for each of our four main stage shows this season. Subscriptions are available until Sunday, July 9th.
To order tickets, visit http://www.princetonsummertheater.org/tickets or call the PST box office at 1-732-997-0205.

Princeton Summer Theater’s 2017 season opens with Pippin. A multiple Tony Award-winning musical, Pippin is a mystical coming of age tale of adventure. A mysterious troupe, spearheaded by the enigmatic Leading Player, follows a young prince as he sets out to discover his purpose in the world. Schwartz’s iconic music establishes Pippin as a breathtaking story that explores what it means to live a truly extraordinary life.

The season continues with Agatha Christie’s rarely performed gem Spider’s Web, a new take on Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ drama Appropriate.

This summer’s season explores the interplay between the past and the present. The characters in each play demonstrate vastly different ways of dealing with their individual histories. All are made stronger through the struggle of facing this adversity. These wonderfully diverse works are reflective of the challenges posed to us today by a society divided over whether it is better to look to the past for inspiration or move in the direction of future progress.

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CAST:

  • Kyle Mangold as Pippin
  • Alexandra Holden as Leading Player
  • Bridget McNiff as Catherine
  • Elliot Masters as Charles
  • Abby Melick as Berthe
  • Renee Gagner as Fastrada
  • Dylan Blau Edelstein as Theo
  • Lawrence Karl as Lewis
  • Nora Elkind as Ensemble
  • Francesca Nong as Ensemble
  • Meagan Raker as Ensemble
  • Marc Fishman as Musical Director
  • Cori Cook Burkett as Choreographer

IMAGE: Cast of Pippin rehearses “With You.” Photo by Kenneth Laboy Vazquez.