Downtown Springfield Association
Missouri State University's production of Pippin

Missouri State University’s production of Pippin

October, 26 2017 - October 29, 2017 | All Day

1147 E. Grand St. Springfield, MO 65897

Book by Roger O. Hirson
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Directed by Robert Westenberg
Sponsored by KTXR

In a post-apocalyptic world, the key to survival is joining a tribe. A band of roving scavengers, led by the charismatic and cunning Leading Player, has set up camp at an abandoned amusement park. On this fantastical backdrop, the troupe begins acting out the tale of PIPPIN, a young prince in search of adventure and purpose. In his pursuit of “an extraordinary life,” Pippin samples the glory of war, the pleasures of the flesh, the passion of revolution and the mantle of political power. When all of these fail to satisfy, Pippin falls into despair — until he meets Catherine, a widow with a young son, who lives a simple life on her farm. Now Pippin must choose between the “thrilling finale” promised by the Leading Player or staking out his own “corner of the sky!”

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October 26, 2017 – 7:30pm
October 27, 2017 – 7:30pm
October 28, 2017 – 7:30pm
October 29, 2017 – 2:30pm